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.