Streetscapes

Creating Cohesive Networks

Streetscapes are an opportunity to blend business, transportation, and users into a vibrant, unified space. Whether your goal is redeveloping a blighted area of your community to restore vitality and livability or promoting a new business district, smart streetscape design is essential. You’re investing in the future of your community, and we’re prepared to guide you with sustainable, long-term solutions.

By taking a holistic approach that accounts for the needs of all users and incorporates attractive features, your streetscape will become a memorable, inviting space that enhances the local economy, quality of life, and sense of place.


Developing a Unified Vision

Involving stakeholders and the public in community development projects from start to finish is essential to success. When community members are encouraged to comment on the project scope, design, schedule, and impacts, it fosters a unified vision. As a result, we can achieve the best possible outcome with everyone involved sharing the same expectations.

Our team of landscape architects, professional engineers, and planners excels at guiding public discussions and facilitating proceedings on behalf of our clients. We function as an extension of your staff and streamline the public involvement process with techniques tailored to your needs.


Multifunctional & Balanced Design

From pedestrian safety and multimodal accommodation to stormwater management, ease of maintenance, and parking, the development and implementation of a multifunctional, balanced streetscape design is challenging. Also, different street types merit different design considerations. Treatment of a downtown commercial street is different from an industrial or mixed-use thoroughfare. Community size, culture, and future growth are also important aspects to address.

Our forward-thinking project approach accounts for these details, allowing us to mitigate issues before they arise and maximize available resources. Streetscape treatments including landscaping, lighting, public art, and seating areas create a polished, aesthetic appeal to reflect community individuality.


Strategic Implementation

It’s important that streetscape improvements take place with minimal interruption to surrounding businesses and the local community. This is accomplished through phased construction requiring considerable attention to paving and utility coordination, traffic planning, and safety.

With extensive project management and construction administration experience, the Snyder & Associates team can identify and think through construction issues long before each phase begins.


Our Services Include:

 

Master Planning

Looking beyond the project corridor, we take pedestrian, bicyclist, and vehicle routes into account to create safe, efficient connections with the community and all that it has to offer.

 

Streetscape Design

From storefronts to pedestrian walkways and parking, our focus on different streetscape zones along with amenities such as signage, specialty pavements, and lighting fosters a successfully functioning space that’s accessible to users of all abilities and modes of transportation.

 

Bicycle, Pedestrian, & Vehicular Circulation

Traffic calming tools and separation between different modes of transportation, loading zones, parking, and service access cultivates safe, efficient passage throughout the area for all users.

 

Accessibility

ADA compliant intersection crossings and building access are essential to accommodate users with diverse mobility solutions.

 

Streetscape Amenities

Gathering areas, seating, lighting, landscaping, decorative pavements, and other amenities provide the finishing touch on a well-designed streetscape.

With Snyder & Associates' expertise, our downtown streetscape improvements resulted in a project that was functional and sustainable yet unique to our community. The years of streetscape experience that Snyder & Associates brings to this specific type of project is truly invaluable!
- Clint Fichter
City Administrator, City of Avoca, Iowa