Tempe, AZ | 2016
Urban Design: Tiffany Halperin, planning lead and design lead
Urban Culture Design was brought on by the HDR team for Valley Metro in 2016 to create 2016 Urban Design Guidelines for Tempe’s Urban Streetcar Starter Route. The starter route is a 3-mile loop around downtown and Arizona State University with an expected budget of $177 million dollars. It will extend west from Rio Salado Parkway starting near the Marina Heights complex, looping around Ash Avenue and Mill, then extending south on Mill to Apache Boulevard, where it will link to the Dorsey Lane light-rail stop.
Highlights: Urban Design | Placemaking | Pedestrian Connectivity | Utility/Infrastructure Challenges | Many Agencies/Stakeholders | High Pedestrian Use Design