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This effort involved identifying and addressing accessibility for downtown Virginia City Montana, one of the state’s most significant historic mining towns and visitor destinations. An urgent need to provide accessibility to the town’s Opera House led to preparation of this plan and associated recommendations which included:

Strategic placement of ramps to improve accessibility, mobility and maneuverability along Wallace Street, the main corridor through town.

Maintaining the significant historic character of the downtown defined by the architecture and streetscape.

Incorporating and celebrating many of the town’s existing design features including the boardwalks and hitching rails

Consideration of the surface stormwater given the lack of subsurface conveyance systems

Identifying the variety of vertical grade change conditions between the walk surfaces and the street level

Recommendations for improving the overall aesthetics

Recommendations for placement of crosswalks for pedestrian safety

Selection of materials for surface pavements, railings, curbs and building thresholds to coalesce with the existing historic vernacular

PROJECTS / Planning

Virginia City Feasibility Study

This effort involved identifying and addressing accessibility for downtown Virginia City Montana, one of the state’s most significant historic mining towns and visitor destinations. An urgent need to provide accessibility to the town’s Opera House led to preparation of this plan and associated recommendations which included:

Strategic placement of ramps to improve accessibility, mobility and maneuverability along Wallace Street, the main corridor through town.

Maintaining the significant historic character of the downtown defined by the architecture and streetscape.

Incorporating and celebrating many of the town’s existing design features including the boardwalks and hitching rails

Consideration of the surface stormwater given the lack of subsurface conveyance systems

Identifying the variety of vertical grade change conditions between the walk surfaces and the street level

Recommendations for improving the overall aesthetics

Recommendations for placement of crosswalks for pedestrian safety

Selection of materials for surface pavements, railings, curbs and building thresholds to coalesce with the existing historic vernacular