Burnham Street in Tigard, Oregon had damaged pavement, poor pedestrian access, and increased flooding. Otak worked with City leaders to develop a concept and engineering to improve Burnham Street as well as another street off Burnham Street. We included features such as flow-through stormwater planters, complete undergrounding of aerial utilities, and multiple pedestrian crossings. Burnham’s sidewalks were widened to feature a unique scoring pattern, stormwater planters with sitting areas, and over 60 new street trees. Burnham Street is part of a revitalized downtown core, serving as a destination for pedestrians and visitors to businesses, an urban plaza, and farmer’s market venue. Green elements consist of 17 stormwater planters, a vegetated swale, stormfilter units, and LED lighting. In an effort to encourage visitors to spend more time on this street, we included benches and decoratively designed planters edged with basalt boulders.
Client: City of Tigard
Completion Date: 2017
Otak Team Contract Amount/Total Project Cost: $799,352
Type: Planning & design, transportation
APWA, Public Works Project of the Year
APWA Oregon Chapter Project of the Year