Beckett & Raeder, Inc. designed and implemented a streetscape and enhancement project for the Ford Road (M-153) and Middlebelt corridors in Garden City. The streetscape design was based on a downtown plan and zoning ordinance prepared by Beckett and Raeder for the newly defi ned CBD district, including design guidelines for the development of private and public parcels in the CBD.
Components of the corridor improvements included street lighting with banners; pedestrian lighting with hanging baskets for seasonal displays; irrigated street plantings, including street trees and seasonal shrub and perennial plantings; special brick paving and screen walls; pedestrian furnishings; barrier free crosswalks at intersections; new water main and services; and traffi c signal mast arms. Easements were obtained from property owners to permit construction on private parcels, which enhanced the ability to soften adjacent parking lots and develop consistent improvements in the downtown area. The construction process spanned a two-year period to allow for reasonable access to businesses during construction.
Garden City (M-153) Streetscape & Corridor Improvements
Garden City, Michigan
2016 Landscape Architectural Sustainability Honor Award
Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects