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!!
Come join us June 8th from 5:30 – 7pm for our final public meeting about the 15th Street Complete Streets Study!

The purpose of this “in-person” meeting is to follow up on the multi-day design workshop (hosted in March 2021) to walk through the final concept designs. We will review and walk though the renderings, concept designs and discuss potential costs and right-of-way impacts. We will also discuss next steps and how to move this important project forward, towards implementation.
 
Everyone is welcome to attend! This will be a drop-in session, and please be aware that we will have social distancing measures in place for everyone’s safety. Hope to see you there!
 
The Open house will be held at Washington Plaza Shopping Center. The address is 844 Washington Plaza (formerly Anchor Insurance). Look for the sign out front!
 

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


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