Westminster New Downtown Streetscapes
Streetscape master plan for new downtown on former mall site
The City of Westminster has embarked on an ambitious journey to become the next urban center on Colorado’s Front Range, beginning with the construction of a new Downtown Westminster at the site of a former mall.
Wenk Associates led the conceptual and detailed design of streetscapes and plazas for the new downtown. The project scope included the conceptual development of 21 city blocks and detailed design and construction documents for Phase I streetscape (12 city blocks).
The Streetscape Master Plan offers a framework of street types and designs while establishing distinct district identities within the overall plan. The plan addresses design from back of curb to property line and includes streetscape materials, furnishings, vegetation, lighting, signage, and wayfinding elements. The plan includes potential phasing strategies as well as a cost estimate for implementation, and makes recommendations for unfunded improvements such as prototypical conditions beyond the edge of right-of-way, the inclusion of public art, special garden displays, and other components of the public realm.