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A Vital 88th Avenue: Creating a Sense of Place Through Streetscape Improvements
Student Researcher: Erin McMorries
Client: City of Thornton
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The 88th Avenue corridor in Thornton, Colorado is a unique opportunity to create a vital center for the city. The corridor currently faces challenges of disinvestment, aging infrastructure, and auto-oriented land uses. Despite these challenges, the corridor boasts many existing assets and nodes of opportunity. This report presents recommendations that will catalyze the revitalization of this corridor through streetscape improvements, multimodal amenities, and placemaking.