MSA worked with the City of Middleton to work on their Parmenter Street neighborhood through its transition.
Middleton’s Parmenter Street District is a neighborhood in transition. Formerly defined by the highway that marked the “edge” of the city, the Parmenter Street corridor is becoming a district in its own right – a definable area with a unique identity and role in the community. With the westward relocation of regional traffic and the pedestrian-friendly reconstruction of the street, land uses are shifting and landowners are investing in their property with a mix of commercial and residential uses. The City wishes to plan proactively to ensure that this change and growth results in a high-quality urban neighborhood.
This planning process, built on the foundation of the comprehensive plan, provides a guide for the continued maturation of the Parmenter District in a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable way. Key elements addressed by the plan include:
- Existing conditions analysis, parcel inventory and identification of key redevelopment opportunities
- Multimodal transportation strategy, including bus service, pedestrian routes, and bike lanes
- Workforce housing strategy
- Design Guidelines for sites and buildings, including lighting, signage, materials, building location, and building proportion
- Sustainable development and design principles