Yorktown Downtown Streetscape Enhancement
1 Streetscape Cross-Section Alternative
2 Streetscape Intersection Alternative
Town of Yorktown
Streetscape Master Planning
Detail Streetscape Design
The Yorktown Downtown Streetscape Enhancement
is an eight-block streetscape enhancement along
Yorktown’s main street, Highway 32. Yorktown is an
agriculture and service community with a population
of 5,500. The project consisted of three phases: mas-ter
planning and public process, grant-writing and
detailed design and construction documentation.
The master-planning and public-process phase
included the development of an overall master plan
and preliminary construction-cost estimate completed
through an intensive public and key stakeholder
design process. This approach gained the Indiana
Department of Transportation (INDOT), Yorktown,
business owners’ and the community’s buy-in on the
project at its earliest conception.
Design Workshop wrote two TEA-21 grant applica-tions
to help offset the anticipated construction costs
of $2.4 million. The combined amount of grant money
awarded to the Town of Yorktown was $910,000,
which helps pay for its portion of the construction.
The remaining funding came from INDOT as part of
its highway improvements program.
The final phase consisted of making the master plan a
reality. Design development and construction draw-ings
were developed that reflect the design efforts
evolved in the first phase. The enhancement project
includes new travel lanes, parallel parking, sidewalks
and ornamental pavers, an outdoor plaza, street
trees, street furnishings (benches, trash receptacles,
tree grates, planers, bollards), ornamental street and
traffic lights, relocation of utility lines and a new
storm-water system. Construction will commence in
the summer of 2006.
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