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|Project Name||Crescent Avenue Streetscape Upgrades Project|
|Project Sponsor / Borrower||Midtown Alliance|
|Value Capture Techniques||Special Assessment, Community Improvement District|
|Mode||Local Road (Pedestrian / Bicycle)|
Atlanta’s Crescent Avenue quickly transformed from a quiet street to a booming restaurant and entertainment district. However, increased foot traffic and deliveries deteriorated the landscape and damaged sidewalks.
To improve the area, the city replaced cracked sidewalks including heavy-duty sidewalks in key areas; completed lighting and pavement repairs; designated truck delivery and taxi stand areas; installed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant ramps; planted trees along the street; and added groundcover. Crews also improved parking and loading zones, and replaced ADA ramps, pavement, lighting, crosswalks, and striping. The project was completed by making improvements to sewers and adding a pocket park in the district.
|Project Delivery / Contract Method||Design-Bid-Build|
|Private Partner||Lord Aeck Sargent (Design)|
|Project Advisors / Consultants||Lord Aeck Sargent (Design)|
|Duration / Status||Construction was completed from October through December 2016.|
|Financial Status/Financial Performance||The project is part of the alliance's multi-year, $82 million Midtown Cityscapes program and received $145,000 from the Midtown Improvement District.|
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|Title||Director, Transportation & Sustainability, Midtown Alliance|