Old Town Study - Broken Arrow, OK
The City of Broken Arrow contracted Crafton Tull to provide an engineering and planning developmental study for the Old Town area bordered by Elm Place on the west, Kenosha Street to the north, 9th Street to the east, and Houston Street to the south. The design consisted of three phases.
Phase I: Information Collection Phase – The first phase included taking an inventory of and evaluating the streets, alleys, sidewalks, bar ditches, drainageways, streetscapes, gateways, trails, and sidewalks. The City provided GIS information and drainage reports for areas relevant to the study.
Phase II: Preliminary Engineering and Planning Phase – The second phase determined drainage areas, flow, and creek capacity to provide drainage improvements. Our team evaluated roadways for repairs and alleyways for potential use. We also developed the preliminary design parameters and budget during this phase.
Phase III: Final Engineering and Planning Phase - The third phase established final estimates and design and construction schedules.
The layout and architecture of Broken Arrow's Old Town district tell the story of its unique history. Our team paid careful consideration to this history when preparing the planning recommendations. The plan complements the existing 'sense of place' while improving the pedestrian and vehicular circulation, drainage, and quality of life of the downtown area. By promoting economic growth, along with directing development to appropriate locations, the City can maintain and enhance the Old Town district's character and history.