Gaines Street Revitalization

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Gaines Street Revitalization

As the oldest paved road in the City of Tallahassee, Gaines Street was once a bustling industrial corridor adjacent to the railroad.  However, despite its significance as a vital transportation corridor that links downtown Tallahassee, Florida State University, the State Capitol and Tallahassee Regional Airport, Gaines Street had been in decline for several years.

Genesis worked with the City of Tallahassee  to determine the most appropriate approach to address revitalization of the Gaines Street Corridor. The project area consisted of a 1.5 mile, four-lane roadway with existing businesses and historic warehouse buildings flanking the Street. The objective of the revitalization project was to create a sense of place in the corridor by rebuilding the roadway with new infrastructure, two vehicle use lanes, pedestrian and cyclist - friendly amenities, and landscaping.

The project was divided into three segments. Genesis first completed a detailed Preliminary Engineering Analysis to evaluate the potential for reducing the number of lanes, increasing utility capacity to accommodate future growth, addressing chronic street flooding along the corridor, and creating the sense of place desired by the City – all without impacting existing businesses within the right of way. Following the completion of the P.E. Report, Genesis continued work on the project,  completing the detailed planning, design and permitting of all segments of the project. The project was completed in 2014.

The completed Gaines Street features expanded sidewalks, street furnishings and lighting, on-street parking, sharrows, landscaped medians and bioswales, and public art.  The public sector investment in the project has resulted in significant private sector investment and development in the corridor and surrounding areas. The Gaines Street Revitalization is the recipient of several planning, engineering and design awards.

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Gaines Street Revitalization


Tallahassee, FL

Client:

City of Tallahassee

Location:

Tallahassee, FL

Size:

1.5 miles

Service

Transportation & Mobility

Highlights:

Bicycle/Pedestrian Design
Bioswale Design
Engineering Design and Permitting
Landscape Design
Lighting Design
Roundabout Design
Sidewalk Design
Stormwater Design
Street Redevelopment
Streetscape Design
Surveying
Transportation Planning
Utility Coordination

Contact Staff:

James P. Sullivan, P.E.

Gaines Street Revitalization

As the oldest paved road in the City of Tallahassee, Gaines Street was once a bustling industrial corridor adjacent to the railroad.  However, despite its significance as a vital transportation corridor that links downtown Tallahassee, Florida State University, the State Capitol and Tallahassee Regional Airport, Gaines Street had been in decline for several years.

Genesis worked with the City of Tallahassee  to determine the most appropriate approach to address revitalization of the Gaines Street Corridor. The project area consisted of a 1.5 mile, four-lane roadway with existing businesses and historic warehouse buildings flanking the Street. The objective of the revitalization project was to create a sense of place in the corridor by rebuilding the roadway with new infrastructure, two vehicle use lanes, pedestrian and cyclist - friendly amenities, and landscaping.

The project was divided into three segments. Genesis first completed a detailed Preliminary Engineering Analysis to evaluate the potential for reducing the number of lanes, increasing utility capacity to accommodate future growth, addressing chronic street flooding along the corridor, and creating the sense of place desired by the City – all without impacting existing businesses within the right of way. Following the completion of the P.E. Report, Genesis continued work on the project,  completing the detailed planning, design and permitting of all segments of the project. The project was completed in 2014.

The completed Gaines Street features expanded sidewalks, street furnishings and lighting, on-street parking, sharrows, landscaped medians and bioswales, and public art.  The public sector investment in the project has resulted in significant private sector investment and development in the corridor and surrounding areas. The Gaines Street Revitalization is the recipient of several planning, engineering and design awards.