Greening America's Capitals: Greening Capitol Way: Olympia, Washington

The city of Olympia, Washington, wants to create a cohesive vision for Capitol Way, the city’s main street in the downtown that links the state capitol with the popular Olympia Farmers Market. The city wishes to make the street more accommodating for pedestrians and bicyclists, add more street trees with better planting techniques to make the street more attractive and safer, and manage stormwater runoff to improve water quality and minimize localized flooding. The city hopes that the investment made in public improvements of the street will spur increased private investment and vitality in the downtown. The city requested technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Greening America’s Capitals Program. EPA funded a design team to assess the corridor and collaborate with city staff, local business owners, residents, and other stakeholders to develop and identify design options to revitalize and “green” Capitol Way. The report includes near- and mid-term steps the city could take if it chooses to implement any of the design options, as well as potential funding sources for design implementation. These actions could catalyze improvements not just on Capitol Way, but also in all of the downtown.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 50p

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  • Accession Number: 01570619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2015 11:42AM