Winslow Way Streetscape

We led an intensive outreach effort to engage the public in the design and construction of right-of-way improvements along Winslow Way — the cultural and commercial center of Bainbridge Island. The utilities were in extreme disrepair and fixing them would require the complete reconstruction of the street and sidewalks. This provided the community with an opportunity to improve the entire streetscape, including paving, parking, landscaping, public art and gathering places. We managed a variety of public events, monthly meetings with the business community, monthly working sessions with the Streetscape Advisory Group, a project website, streetside mural process, guest editorials and paid advertisements. Low-impact drainage features, wider sidewalks, public art, safer access and parking and a thriving downtown business community all contribute to the project’s success.