bagley shared street design
Slated for construction in Spring 2019, livingLAB was the lead landscape architect for Bagley’s conversion to a shared street from 24th Street to the Fisher Service Drive. The vision for this southwest Detroit corridor, coming forth from the West Vernor Framework Plan, (another livingLAB project) compliments its existing walkability and diversity with a goal of making the retail-heavy corridor more festival-friendly.
The design includes a flat street without raised sidewalks, that’s more flexible to accommodate community events, festivals and street sales by local businesses, with significant landscape improvements, improved lighting, and public art. This new framework is aimed at leveraging the area’s walkability and interconnected neighborhoods.
livingLAB oversaw the overall street layout and functionality along with the selection of paver materials and patterns, site finishings including festoon lighting, bollards, furnishings, and the streetscape plantings.
The project also included significant engagement with residents and business owners to ensure the design reflected the rich cultural heritage of the area and to better connect into the Bagley Pedestrian Bridge.