Village Redevelopment - City of Wauwautosa, Wisconsin
The City of Wauwatosa is undertaking a $25-million, four-phase redevelopment of its downtown area that is well known as “The Village of Wauwatosa.” This urban center is a mix of historic architecture and European character where people enjoy walking, biking, eating and shopping. Current and historic land uses include a town center, pedestrian bridge over the Menomonee River, Hart Park, Oak Leaf Trail, commercial services, heavy industry, churches, hospital, housing, restaurants, supermarkets, chain pharmacies and more.
The uniqueness of this project includes: eight blocks of roadway and utility reconstruction; intersection realignments; four traffic signal replacements and one new traffic signal; back-in parking on one-way streets; parklettes for on-street dining; two park redevelopments; unique water feature; decorative festoon string lighting over State Street; LED light poles; railroad pedestrian crossings; pedestrian bridges; riverbank improvements; hollow sidewalks; European-style brick pavers; wayfinding signs and kiosks; bike racks.
R.A. Smith National is providing all civil engineering, traffic and roadway planning and construction services. Phase 2 is currently under construction and will be completed fall 2017. Phase 3 is targeted for 2018-2019.