Landscape students attack the Washington Ave. Corridor! A modest proposal for widening Washington and Center St. between Sawyer and Sabine — from LSU student and SWA summer intern Taizo Horikawa:
During Week 3 I focused on the area along Washington Avenue between Sawyer Street and Sabine Street, pushing the idea of Colors of Ribbons forward. The underused area between Washington Avenue and Center Street is developed as a human-scale, vibrant commercial area with two-story commercial buildings. The north-side sidewalk of Washington Avenue is widened to be 30 feet with a row of shade trees. It works as linear plaza where people spill out from the commercial buildings and lounge around.
After the jump: one-way streets!
What’s the big idea?
- The 2008 Summer Program Houston: Super Neighborhood 22 [SWA]
- Week 3 – Taizo (PowerPoint) [SWA Intern Blog: 2008]
- A new plan for the Washington Avenue Corridor [Inside Central Houston]
Drawings: Taizo Horikawa, SWA