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Arterial

“Arterial provided “high-design” services on a budget we could afford - and did so in a manner that aligned perfectly with the ... objectives of our Greater Spruce Street Neighborhood Plan.”

Michael L. Powell

Vice President, NJ Community Development Corp. Paterson, NJ

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The Vauxhall neighborhood is a vibrant and active neighborhood within the Township of Union. Springfield Avenue is the commercial core and community hub for this neighborhood. Springfield Avenue serves two, often conflicting, purposes. First, it is the commercial core of the neighborhood, used by community members for their day-to-day needs including socializing, dining, grocery shopping, access to transit and more. Second, Springfield Avenue is also a regional arterial road, carrying a significant volume of vehicles between Maplewood, Union, Irvington and Newark. As with many regional arterial streets, the Springfield Avenue corridor has struggled to create a vibrant and inviting pedestrian environment while accommodating heavy vehicular traffic volumes.

Arterial was approached by the Township of Union to analyze the corridor and make a series of recommendations to create an inviting and safe pedestrian environment and begin to help transform this corridor into a vibrant community hub. A ‘Capital Improvements Plan’ was developed that outlined a series of improvements that included sidewalk improvements, lighting, furniture, public art, traffic calming, roadway striping, wayfinding and signage and other elements. The plans were communicated through a collection of color renderings and precedent images, a phasing approach, order of magnitude costs and other elements that will aid the township in pursuing outside funding sources and grant opportunities.

Union, New Jersey

Client

Township of Union

Design Team

Arterial
Maser Engineering

 

Key Staff

David Lustberg, Principal in Charge

James Ribaudo, Project Manager

 

Construction Cost

$1.5 Million

 

Project Status

Completed (September 2016)

 

Total Project Size

4 City Blocks

 

Services

1. Vision Plan​

2. Stakeholder Engagement

3. Capital Improvements Plan 

Springfield Ave Capital Improvement Plan

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