USU INNOVATION CAMPUS GRAND AVENUE – North Logan, Utah
Landmark Design led the design of Grand Avenue, a high-profile boulevard in USU's innovation campus in North Logan, Utah. The project included a 100-foot-wide street that extends approximately 2,000 feet through the campus. Landmark Design was responsible for designing the entire median and streetscape, preparing construction documents for the first 1,300-foot segment.
Grand Avenue was developed, in part, to represent innovation using cutting-edge city-building, place-making and sustainability ideas. The high-profile roadway incorporates unique drainage features, a wide pedestrian median promenade, and special materials and site features to reduce the perception that the road is primarily a place for vehicles.
A 24-foot-wide pedestrian promenade is located in the center of the street, incorporating a canal water-feature that conveys irrigation water through the site. The canal is punctuated by large blocks of stone and concrete, providing places for people to play, sit and gather. Other design features include unique lighting, lush plantings of trees and plants, stone and metal bollards at crossings and raised crosswalks.
In the course of developing the park concept, Landmark Design consulted with a steering committee composed of representatives of Innovation Campus, USU construction and maintenance staff, Logan City, the City of North Logan, roadway engineers and others. This group helped creatE a design that was understood and embraced.
The $2.3 million dollar first phase was completed in October 2005.