Meridian Streetscape Project

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Summary

The City is working to identify new ways to enhance the character, aesthetic, and functionality of streets in Downtown Puyallup and along the Meridian corridor. This could include recommendations for ways to improve street elements such as sidewalks, benches, landscaping and street trees, public art, and street lighting along Meridian Ave. The City will begin gathering input from the public in the coming months to develop a prioritized set of recommendations to help the City make strategic investment to Downtown streets.

  1. Background
  2. Project Map
  3. FAQ
  4. Documents
  5. Stakeholder Meetings
  6. Public Engagement
  7. Email Sign Up

In 2018, the City adopted a Downtown Neighborhood Plan as part of its Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of the Downtown Plan was to identify long-term goals for continued development of downtown as a Regional Growth Center (RGC). One of the Plan’s goals is to identify and implement streetscape improvements that result in a neighborhood where people live, recreate, and visit.

In 2019, the City adopted a Downtown Economic Development Plan which is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to promote economic development and downtown revitalization. It identifies focus areas, strategies and action steps for the City and key partners to implement our community's vision for the downtown and to strengthen and grow its economy. Strategies related to this project include improving walkability and creating a strong downtown identify and great experiences for residents and visitors.

Common examples of streetscapes include public sidewalks, street trees, plants, vegetation, public art, curb extensions, street benches, and traffic calming devices that promote and enhance community livability. The City and its consultant (MIG, Inc.) are the process of researching and identifying streetscape opportunities that will become part of the Plan.

Starting in Fall 2021, the City and MIG will begin the process of researching and identifying streetscape opportunities that will become part of the Plan.

Contact

For questions and more information about this project, please email meridianstreetscapes@puyallupwa.gov. You can also email the following City staff for questions.

Scott Tkach, Senior Civil Engineer, stkach@puyallupwa.gov.

Meredith Neal, Economic Development Director, mneal@puyallupwa.gov