South Park Street: Complete Street Design

Key Stats

Client

SmithMaran Architects, Township of Montclair

Location

Montclair, NJ

Key Staff

David Lustberg, Principal in Charge, James Ribaudo, Project Manager

Design Team

Arterial, SmithMaran Architects

Project Status

Completed 2011

Total Project Size

One Block

Construction Cost

​$1.3M

Services

Community Engagement, Visioning and Concept Design, Schematic Design, Bid Assistance, Construction Observation

Point of Contact

Kimberli R. Craft Township Engineer, 973.509.5707, kcraft@montclairnjusa.org

AWARDS

Downtown NJ Platinum Excellence Award, 2014
NJDOT Complete Streets Excellence Award, 2013

Historically, South Park Street has been little more than a “parking lot” and vehicular cut-through. More than ten years ago, a vision was set forth to transform this street into a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented town square for gathering, shopping and hosting events. This new space encourages pedestrians shopping on Church Street to continue along South Park and Bloomfield Avenue. The township is hopeful that South Park Street will become an extension of Church Street and future economic driver.


Arterial, in collaboration with SmithMaran Architects, developed the design to transform this corridor into a balanced, flexible Complete Street. The roadway was narrowed to eliminate the expansive profile and continue the pedestrian promenade from Church Street. A flush cobble median was added to provide pedestrian refuge and calm traffic while allowing the town to close half the street for various events while maintaining vehicular access to the main parking deck. Other key elements of this streetscape included bike sharrows, ergo crosswalks, curb extensions, café spaces, flex space for outdoor entertainment & art displays and textured mid-block crossings.

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