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In support of the City of Airway Heights Comprehensive Plan, the Highway SR 2 Revitalization committee is dedicated to involving the community in developing a business corridor that is vibrant, appealing and pedestrian friendly for our residents, as well as our visitors that utilize it daily.
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14th Ave. Landscaping Project Complete
Finally! Phase I of the 14th Ave. Landscaping project is done. Judging by the passer-by comments received while installing the landscaping it appears the project is receiving positive reviews.
14th Ave. Landscaping Project Starts
The City has begun work on the much anticipated and delayed 14th Ave. project! Work began in March 2008 and is projected to be completed by May. The initial work will begin from Lundstrom to King streets with work on the section from King to Lawson streets to be follow. This effort has been painstaking at times but as the saying goes nothing good ever comes easy. On behalf of all the parties involved in this process the city extends its thanks.
Phase I of "Conceptual" Plan--Install Landscaping north of 14th Ave.
Committee members in attendance viewed a presentation by WSDOT on the benefits of traffic roundabouts and its comparison to signalized intersections. SPW Landscape Architects showed a 3D visualization of the corridor with proposed options for the landscaping along SR-2 and 14th Ave. Members discussed the options and came up with suggestions and voiced their desires on what the landscaping should look like. SPW will present a landscaping plan per instructions by committee at the next meeting.
Master "Conceptual" City Center Plan
ALSC Architects presented a draft "conceptual" city center plan for committee review. The purpose of the plan was to give an overall vision of what the city center and corridor could look like. Discussion is ongoing as to the specifics of the plan however as an overall concept the plan is close to what the City's Comprehensive Plan had envisioned. Notwithstanding, the committee agreed that the area north of 14th Ave from Lundstrom to Lawson Sts. will be developed with landscaping with a plan forthcoming at the next meeting.
Corridor Landscape Design
At the January 30 committee meeting Mr. Jeff Warner of ALSC Architects presented a draft design of the committee's recommendations from a our January 9 meeting. As proposed, this project will be the initial plan at revitalizing the corridor. Discussion ranged from whether it was feasible to close 14th Ave in front of Yokes Supermarket or allow it to remain as a through street.
Options Proposed -- ALSC Architects presented two initial options before the committee with hopes of finalizing a plan for implementation. The City's comprehensive plan identifies the area around Yokes Supermarket as a potential city center. Option 2 shows what could be a city center environment with pedestrian zones, whereas Option 1 does not allow a pedestrian area.
Corridor Block Design
The north side of the H2 corridor presented some of the most difficult problems for the city when it came to dealing with the exsiting traffic patterns and accesses. The committee came up with some preliminary design concepts that might help plan existing and future business locations along the north side corridor. Although these concepts are doable, albeit complex, the committee suggested that further study into these concepts be delayed until the initial 14th Ave. landscape plan is developed.
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