AHBL, Inc., selected by City of Tacoma in January 2010 as the prime consultant on the Pacific Avenue Streetscape, has completed the project’s preliminary design.

The plans reflect the project’s ultimate goal of creating a comprehensive downtown streetscape that will promote public events, revitalize businesses and create a more inviting street for all users.
The initial plans ensure that the streetscape reflects Tacoma’s stewardship of the environment. At this point in the design, sustainable elements will include rain gardens, water features and native plantings.

An innovative stormwater program aims to improve the quality of stormwater runoff directed into Foss Waterway. Additionally, the preliminary design integrates multi-modal transportation that balances shared use by pedestrians, vehicles, transit, non-motorized vehicles and adjunct businesses.

The Pacific Avenue Streetscape construction is scheduled for next year.

AHBL was founded in Tacoma in 1969 and provides civil and structural engineering, landscape architecture, community planning and permitting, natural resource ecology and land surveying services.