We provided Civil Engineering and Planning Services to the Town of Deerfield for a Complete Streets and Downtown Livability Plan. The project was focused on the South Deerfield village center, and commenced with a kick-off meeting among the core team and Town Staff to determine a final work plan and schedule. This was followed by a Complete Streets Design Charrette which included site visits, developing graphic materials, transportation analysis, and sustainability design.
The charrette was an intensive, multi-day planning process with various stakeholders to collect design and policy ideas. It involved break-out sessions, continuous design development, an open house, collaborative workshops, and public forums allowing stakeholders to participate in the evolution of an implementation plan without the need to attend the entire process. In addition, we prepared conceptual design plans and a cost estimate. The final product was a planning document that includes the final Complete Streets Conceptual Plan, Complete Streets Guidelines, a Livability Plan, and an immediate action plan with an implementable low-cost design alternative with sufficient engineering detail for the Town to implement it within one year.