Downtown & Streetscape Enhancement

Streetscape enhancement involves planning and implementing the unified and coherent treatment of the public pedestrian spaces that are located between buildings and roadways. Streetscape standards are intended to transform the streets and intersections of a downtown area into special places for people to enjoy and interact, and make the city more lively, attractive and safe for the benefit of everyone.

Cities are socially and physically complex places. Planning in cities must embrace this complexity and recognize the competing voices, interests and jurisdictions that shape land and policy. A city’s built form—buildings, streets, parks, infrastructure, and streetscapes—imposes functional relationships and modifies, but does not erase, the influence of natural systems.

Saratoga Associates approaches downtown enhancements and streetscape planning with our multi-disciplinary resources to assemble the research, analysis, mapping, design and public communication skills necessary to meet our clients’ goals and objectives. Through an understanding of the big picture, we distill the essential elements that make a plan responsive, feasible, and realized.