15th Street Safety Improvement Project
The City of Washington is seeking public input for a safety project along 15th Street, from US 17/Carolina Avenue to Brown Street.
The City has hired an engineering firm, Stantec Consulting Services Inc., to conduct a redesign and improvement analysis for an estimated project duration of approximately 6 to 8 months. It is our intent to be very transparent and engage with the community during this entire process.
Throughout these months, we will be collecting public input, utilizing various engagement methods such as online surveys; an interactive public symposium; focus groups; and multi-day public design workshops. This project is currently a blank slate, and we want to hear all your suggestions and concerns in order to guide it to its completion.
Recordings of Previous 15th Street Meetings
Recording of Emergency Services Focus Group
Recording of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Focus Group
Recording of the Historic, Beautification & Appearance Focus Group
Recording of the Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Focus Group
Recording of the Neighborhood & HOA Focus Group
Recording of the Business Community Focus Group
As the function of 15th Street has changed, so too should its design. Leading the project team in planning and design process are Guiding Principles, derived from the continuous input, perspectives, and directions provided by the Washington community through immense public participation from surveys, interactive mapping, symposiums, and stakeholder outreach. The recommendations developed from the upcoming Design Charrette will be guided by and reflect these Principles.
Principle 1: Right-size 15th Street with maintainable infrastructure
Principle 2: Priority must be pedestrians and bicyclists
Principle 3: Safety of ALL users is a must
Principle 4: Limit property and Right-of-Way takings
Principle 5: 15th Street must support surrounding uses through attractive design & human scale
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Below is a recorded session of the 15th Street Virtual Symposium held on 1/21/2021
Below is a recorded session of the 15th Street Day One Pin-Up Session held on 3/23/2021
Below is a recorded session of the 15th Street Day Two Pin-Up Session held on 3/24/2021
Below is a recorded session of the 15th Street Day Three Pin-Up Session held on 3/25/2021