Orlando Streetscapes

Orlando Streetscapes and Lymmo Transit System

Improving the Downtown Core


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Orlando Streetscapes and Lymmo Transit System

Location: Orlando, Florida

Client: City of Orlando Downtown Development Board

Project Scope: Project Management
Urban Design and Guidelines
Streetscape Design
Landscape Architecture

Project Size: 20 city blocks (Downtown Streetscape Program)
4.3 miles (Lymmo – Downtown Transit Project)

Award: ASLA, Florida Chapter, Award of Excellence (Orange Avenue Streetscape)
AIA, Mid-Florida Chapter, Award of Excellence (Orange Avenue Streetscape)
ASLA, Florida Chapter, Award of Excellence (Lymmo Transit System)

Performed by Frederick Halback as Founder & Senior Principal of Herbert-Halback, Inc.

Project Description & Challenge

Over twenty blocks of Downtown Orlando and 4.3 miles of a downtown circulator were inspired by the original streetscape guidelines co-authored by Frederick Halback. The guidelines were utilized in the design and implementation of numerous blocks of pedestrian streetscape improvements in the downtown core. Serving as a horizontal elevator, Lymmo is a bus transit system in a dedicated lane. Streetscape treatments and stations throughout the route provide a continuous landscape, public art, and lighting program.

Solution

These projects included the complete upgrade of underground utilities, the reduction or reorientation of traffic lanes, widened pedestrian sidewalks and site amenities, and shaded tree canopies. The Lymmo Transit System provides fast, frequent, fun, and free mobility to the downtown core.

Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. | 34 Cordova Street, Suite A, St. Augustine, Florida 32084 | 904.825.6747