HKGi

HOISINGTON KOEGLER GROUP INC.

EXCELSIOR BOULEVARD CORRIDOR PLAN AND STREETSCAPE DESIGN

Hopkins, MN

Hoisington Koegler Group completed a corridor study for Excelsior Boulevard from the western border to the eastern border of the city of Hopkins. The study resulted in a corridor master plan that addressed land use, transit, pedestrian and bicycle circulation, roadway improvements and financial implementation. The Excelsior Boulevard study included an extensive public participation program utilizing a steering committee and four different focus groups representing four specific geographic areas.

Major components of the Excelsior Boulevard Corridor Study included an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the corridor, the development of a series of roadway and land use alternatives, the testing of each alternative and the selection of a preferred alternative. HKGi developed a detailed land use plan including design guidelines. Implementation strategies focused on redevelopment recommendations, funding sources, phasing and business relocation requirements.

Based on HKGi's Corridor Study, implementation efforts are currently underway. HKGi provided design and construction administration for Phase One and Two improvements, which have been completed, and are finishing the same services for Phase Three.