College Park

NW 1st Avenue Streetscape

Location: Between NW 16th St. and NW 20th St. ~2,000 linear feet
Start Date: 2012
Key Partners: Neighborhood residents and business owners
Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2017
Available Funding: $2.025M


A major football game-day destination, this segment of NW 1st Ave. consists of a mixture of land-uses including student housing, commercial businesses, religious institutions, and fraternities. A constrained right-of-way required creative design thinking to accommodate multiple streetscape elements as prioritized by stakeholders such as: pedestrian facilities, landscaping, lighting, parking (vehicular, scooter, and bicycle), undergrounding utilities, solid waste, and delivery vehicle access. A significant aspect of the project is the coordination and inclusion of undergrounding overhead utility facilities with the project. It also includes GRU upgrading an existing undersized waterline that will support existing and future development in the area. The resulting design is an organized and efficient layout for a multi-functioning corridor that includes utility and infrastructure upgrades, increasing available on-street parking, street trees, pedestrian accommodations, decorative lighting, bicycle parking, and dumpster and solid waste facilities. Extensive construction scheduling and marketing efforts with adjacent business and property owners are on-going to mitigate the impacts to businesses during construction. Construction is currently underway and is expected to be at substantial completion by the beginning of the 2017 football season.

Milestones Accomplished:
  • Community & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Topographic & Boundary Survey
  • 90% Construction Documents & Cost Estimates
  • Extensive Utility Undergrounding Design & Coordination
  • Construction Manager & Guaranteed Maximum Price Negotiations
Next Steps: Break Ground December 2016. Complete Construction September 2017. Maintenance of Business Activities to Mitigate Impacts During Construction. Develop Special Event & Programming Strategy for Post Construction

Contact Information

CRA Project Manager: Sarit Sela
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 352-393-8207
Last updated on June 8, 2017