JEFFERSON STREET MID-BLOCK WALKWAY PROJECT
The Jefferson Midblock project provides a new walkway that connects from the middle of Jefferson Street, near the Granary and Central Ninth neighborhoods and the mass-transit TRAX line. The project includes six new 1,470 SF two- story homes, the relocation of a Victorian Era Home onto a new foundation with basement, and an associated accessory dwelling unit with a garage below and studio apartment above. The new homes have both porch and balcony elements that face the walkway so that there is a visual connection for both social interaction and safety. The walkway includes a 6’ wall element at one side with integrated recessed lighting, lighting bollards at the entry points, and landscape buffers at each side with trees, shrubs, and other landscape elements. Parking for the homes occurs at a central point, providing for the residents to walk along the path to their home entry, and promoting the idea of movement and activity along the walkway. The Sparano + Mooney Architecture team helped the developer and the City’s RDA visualize the potential of the project within the constraints of the site and considering budget and zoning requirements.