Project: Corridors + Streetscapes

US Highway 20 Corridor Study

A 3.5 mile segment of US Hwy 20 in Portage, Indiana has experienced slow deterioration over the years. Undesirable land uses, poor access control and pedestrian connectivity, and minimal aesthetics have plagued this winding, four-lane federal truck route for years. Many existing facilities and businesses, in a varied state of disrepair, are suffering from the scourge of neglect. Landstory served on a multidiscipline consulting team charged with developing the aesthetic vision for the corridor through the creation of design standards, application of complete streets methodologies, and identifying opportunities for local and regional pedestrian connectivity. Recommendations included telling the area’s unique story through design and placement of gateways, hardscape, landscape, trails, sidewalks, miscellaneous furnishings, and signage. Recommendations for future protection and utilization of intermittent natural areas and wetlands throughout the area were also included.

PROJECTS / Corridors + Streetscapes

US Highway 20 Corridor Study

A 3.5 mile segment of US Hwy 20 in Portage, Indiana has experienced slow deterioration over the years. Undesirable land uses, poor access control and pedestrian connectivity, and minimal aesthetics have plagued this winding, four-lane federal truck route for decades. Many existing facilities and businesses in a varied state of disrepair are suffering from the scourge of neglect. Landstory served on a multidiscipline consulting team charged with developing the aesthetic vision for the corridor through the creation of design standards, application of complete streets methodologies, and identifying opportunities for local and regional pedestrian connectivity. Recommendations included telling the area’s unique story through design and placement of gateways, hardscape, landscape, trails, sidewalks, miscellaneous furnishings, and signage. Recommendations for future protection and utilization of intermittent natural areas and wetlands throughout the area were also included.

Noblesville Roundabouts

Since 2009, Landstory has enjoyed a long and successful consultant relationship with the City of Noblesville, Indiana completing a broad variety of landscape architecture projects. One project type has been the enhancement of their roundabouts. Each roundabout was designed to provide a level of consistency between each location. Improvements included decorative paving, use of low maintenance native plants, unique land forms, public art and monument signage.

PROJECTS / Corridors + Streetscapes

Noblesville Roundabouts

Since 2009, Landstory has enjoyed a long and successful consultant relationship with the City of Noblesville, Indiana completing a broad variety of landscape architecture projects. One project type has been the enhancement of their roundabouts. Each roundabout was designed to provide a level of consistency between each location. Improvements included decorative paving, use of low maintenance native plants, unique land forms, public art and monument signage.

In 2004, downtown Cumberland was slated for demolition as a result of a widening of Old National Road (US 40) to six lanes. The town was successful in pressuring the Indiana Department of Transportation into retaining their downtown and remaining historic structures. Landstory was selected by Cumberland to develop a concept resulting in a reduction and width of travel lanes proposed by INDOT and development of an overall vernacular for their new streetscape. A central median commemorates the placement and alignment of the original Interurban rail line. Site furnishings, lighting and signage and other amenities symbolize the varied modes of transportation responsible for bringing the Town of Cumberland into existence and highlighting its significant role in transportation history.

PROJECTS / Corridors + Streetscapes

Cumberland Historic National Road Streetscape

In 2004, downtown Cumberland was slated for demolition as a result of a widening of Old National Road (US 40) to six lanes. The town was successful in pressuring the Indiana Department of Transportation into retaining their downtown and remaining historic structures. Landstory was selected by Cumberland to develop a concept resulting in a reduction and width of travel lanes proposed by INDOT and development of an overall vernacular for their new streetscape. A central median commemorates the placement and alignment of the original Interurban rail line. Site furnishings, lighting and signage and other amenities symbolize the varied modes of transportation responsible for bringing the Town of Cumberland into existence and highlighting its significant role in transportation history.