Oldest Streets in America
Our firm believes that we are only as good as the last project we had built. As such, we are proud of the $3.4 million of streetscape projects currently in progress in downtown St. Augustine. Based on the Historic Downtown Streetscape Guidelines, which were adopted by the City Commission, four main roadways in the historic core are being rehabilitated from the ground up.
The “Downtown Improvements District,” a $2.8 million streetscape project for Spanish Street, Hypolita Street, and Treasury Street includes full replacement of underground sewer and water lines, new cable and electric conduit, new gas lines, and a new stormwater drainage system seamlessly integrated into the brick street above. Above ground, a new brick street, flush curb, coquina concrete sidewalks, street lights, and street trees transform these important walkable connectors. England, Thims & Miller (ETM) is serving as the prime consultant on this construction, with Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. acting as the sub-consultant landscape architect.
On September 15, 2014, the City broke ground on a $680,000 streetscape project on Orange Street, which connects the city’s Multi-Modal Transportation Facility (at the Visitor Information Center) to the City Gates / St. George Street. A new brick street and extension of the historic ‘Cubo Line’ visually connects the two destinations, while an expanded trolley drop off, bicycle racks, and delivery zone will support multiple users in this living city.