BNIM – 12th Streetscape
BNIM was retained by the City of Kansas City, Missouri to design a streetscape plan for 12th Street between Wyandotte and Locust Streets that would be a demonstration for future streetscape development in the downtown loop. BNIM collaborated with City staff, the Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown Council, as well as adjacent property owners and citizens, to design a pedestrian-oriented streetscape using the Downtown Streetscape Guidelines. The primary goal was to accommodate and sustain large trees in the design despite the presence of subterranean vaults, which limit the depth of the tree wells to accommodate each tree’s respective root system.
Sustainable features such as soil trenches, infiltration basins, and native and adapted plants were used for this highly visible street within the heart of downtown.