Martin Luther King Parkway - Streetscape Improvements

Des Moines, IA

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Landscape Architecture Overview:

Development of a utilitarian six-lane thoroughfare running through a major metropolitan downtown area into an aesthetically pleasing experience for both automobile and pedestrian travelers was of major importance. After all functional aspects had been established, landscaping elements were created to unify the corridor and establish an identity. By creating rhythmical plantings along the parkway and emphasizing key intersections with corner developments, the parkway transformed into a unique and pleasurable experience.

  • COMPLETE: March 2008
  • AWARDS:
    • ASLA Central States - Merit Award - 2008
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    Urban Design