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.

Please help provide feedback by:
-Completing the 15th street survey here. (SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED)
-Entering feedback on the 15th Street Improvement project Interactive Map is located here.

Save the Date!!
Please join us for the next step in 15th Street Planning - A Multi-Day Design Workshop on March 23-25, 2021. Public pin-up sessions to seek input will be held from 5:00-6:30 pm each evening. These sessions will held be virtually. 

The purpose of the 5pm "Pin Up" sessions is to allow the general public, elected officials, business owners, and key agency representatives the opportunity to walk through the 15th Street recommendations and design concepts on a daily basis. This event is meant to be open and transparent and allow folks to review specific treatments and recommendations, ask questions as well as provide feedback on preferences and ideas. Your ideas will be well-vetted. Some ideas may not be viable, while other ideas will be carried through the design concept process.

Please join us and we look forward to transforming 15th Street into a well-designed, multimodal and safe community street! 

To join the Pin-Up Sessions Virtually on March 23, 24 & 25:  Copy & Paste Link into Browser

Meeting ID: 959 8526 8023
Passcode: 705259

Focus groups will be held during the day to nail down specific issues related to 15th Street. These meetings will be recorded and published here and on the City's Facebook page post meeting. 

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

Guiding Principles

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

Click Here to View Project Schedule

Click Here to View the Project Symposium Power Point Presentation (held 1/21/2021)

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