The 19th Street Corridor Improvements project received a 2022 ACEC Virginia Honor Award for Excellence in Engineering during a ceremony held February 3rd at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.
Clark Nexsen worked with the City of Virginia Beach to revitalize the 19th Street Corridor into a walkable urban streetscape with continuous sidewalks, attractive lighting and landscaping that is spurring growth in the area that includes the ViBe District. Construction was completed late 2020 and the role of 19th Street in engaging the artist community has had a tremendous positive impact on the entire resort community.
Features include unique paver intersections and sidewalks, custom bike racks and artistic wayfinding signage and gateway markers. Extensive work to the corridor’s public and private infrastructure prioritizes sustainability while providing better storm drainage, relocated utilities, and new traffic signals.
Attracting new artists and visitors, 19th Street is transforming Virginia Beach’s resort area from a seasonal vacation spot to a year-round destination for locals and tourists.
Clark Nexsen provided all design and planning services in-house, including full design of the roadway and traffic elements, pedestrian and ADA improvements, as well as on street parking and metering. All existing public and private infrastructure within this corridor was replaced to provide a new storm drainage system, with an emphasis on green infrastructure and overhead to underground utility relocations including duct bank, roadway and pedestrian lighting, water and sewer replacements, and traffic signal replacements. Clark Nexsen landscape architects also designed functional urban streetscape and hardscape elements such as verges, street trees, shrubs, paver sidewalks, artistic paver intersections, custom bike racks, custom trash bins, innovative artistic wayfinding signage/gateway markers, and artist canvases.