Menu - Close

North Main Street Enhancement Project


City of Elmira, NY,

Elmira College

Project Location

Elmira, NY

North Main Street Enhancement Project, Elmira NY

North Main Street Enhancement Project, Elmira NY

A community-driven design effort to develop traffic calming measures and a memorable streetscape for the Elmira community.

Bergmann worked with the Elmira community to generate ideas that differentiate and highlight the history and character of the city, and develop measures to encourage motorists to drive appropriately on a one-way corridor containing industrial, commercial, residential, and institutional land uses. The result included a master plan for the transformation of North Main Street, along with detailed construction documents for the first stage located between Fifth Street and Washington Avenue. North Main Street now has a functional yet balanced street and pedestrian system that coexists in harmony with the adjoining land uses.

The community-based design phase of the project involved a 12-member steering committee and several public meetings. Bergmann’s landscape architects worked closely with stakeholders to develop a streetscape that leaves a lasting, memorable impression on its users. Traffic calming measures in the plan include a gateway modern roundabout, recessed parking lanes, landscaped curb extensions and a combination chicane and raised-table pedestrian crossings. Where parking was removed from the street, it was replaced with off-street.

Project Highlights

  • Traffic calming design & implementation
  • Community-driven design process
  • Signature streetscape development
  • Balancing pedestrian and vehicular needs
  • Locally Administered Federal Aid Project