The Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects recognized Bolton & Menk, in collaboration with Design Workshop, with the 2019 Planning and Analysis Honor Award on September 17 for the Highway 14 Corridor Study in Marshalltown, Iowa. This award highlights the quality of planning and analysis; functionalism; environmental responsibility; effective use, presentation, or programming of landscape architectural techniques; opportunities for landscape architecture to have a significant impact on the environment or environmental decision making; and overall relevance to landscape architecture, the public, and the environment.
Bolton & Menk and Design Workshop developed the Highway 14 Corridor Study in hopes that through results-oriented green design elements and economic development recommendations Marshalltown, Iowa would be able to revitalize their corridor. These efforts included improving the safety of the corridor for all multi-modal users, which would in-turn allow for more greenspace, placemaking strategies to create a sense of place by reusing and preserving historic assets for destinations and reducing associated waste. By using new technologies, services, and creative industries, Marshalltown would be able to reduce parking requirements to allow infill through walking, biking or riding transit to destinations along the corridor. In addition, the community was included through multi-lingual public outreach processes to engage over 800 participants throughout the City of Marshalltown.
Using a fully integrated approach to streetscape and urban design, and economic development strategies, the City of Marshalltown will experience a distinct sense of place and a refreshed Highway 14 Corridor. Thanks to the City of Marshalltown for letting Bolton & Menk be a part of this great project!