Type: Municipal, Streetscape
Services: Landscape Architecture, Construction Observation
Principal In Charge: Michael A. Cook, PLA
Client: James M. Moore, Town Engineer
The community of Fairfax wanted to improve Center Boulevard, their main gateway into the downtown area. However, the town only had enough funds to prepare a corridor plan and start with an initial phase. Our firm was awarded the project and provided the necessary guidance to make the town’s vision a reality.
The project consisted of street repaving, the inclusion of bike lanes, parking, pedestrian crosswalks, curbs, planting wells, lighting, and street furniture along a 1/3 mile section of Center Boulevard in Downtown Fairfax. Michael attended numerous community meetings with constituents, stakeholders, and elected town officials throughout the interactive planning process. Three alternatives were presented to the public and Town Council, with a combination of two of the alternatives developed as the final design. From this feedback, the firm provided the Council with the “Preferred Center Boulevard Streetscape Plan”.
Installation of new bike paths, street lights, driveways, curbs, and additional facilities was completed. Downtown stakeholders, the Town Council, and many other organizations interested in this project including Marin County Bicycle Coalition have commented on the success of the planning process.