University Boulevard Urban Design Vision Plan
Student Researcher: Eric DeNardo
Client: Civitas and the City of Centennial
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The University Boulevard Urban Design Vision is a project with Civitas and the City of Centennial that seeks to set a vision for the corridor and three shopping centers. The shopping centers are experiencing deferred maintenance and vacancies and the City is looking for strategies to reinvigorate the shopping centers to bring new life to the corridor. The project envisioned a new streetscape pattern that sought to improve its identity with wider tree lawns, landscaped medians, lighting, and wayfinding signs. The Arapahoe node was studied in more depth because of its potential to catalyze future development. The node would include a mix of uses, a new cultural trail that connects to existing parks, new public spaces that connect to existing parks, and an improved urban street grid.