Greening America’s Capitals: Olympia, Washington

Title: Greening America’s Capitals: Olympia, Washington
Author: US EPA
Publication Date: 2015
Dewey Decimal Number: 307.76
Call Record: DIGITAL      307.76  USEPA  2015

Title:

Greening America’s Capitals: Greening Capitol Way: Olympia, Washington
Cover of Greening America's Capitals: Greening Capitol Way: Olympia, Washington

Accession Number:

01570619

Record Type:

Monograph

Abstract:

The city of Olympia, Washington, wants to create a cohesive vision for Capitol Way, the city’s main street in the downtown that links the state capitol with the popular Olympia Farmers Market. The city wishes to make the street more accommodating for pedestrians and bicyclists, add more street trees with better planting techniques to make the street more attractive and safer, and manage stormwater runoff to improve water quality and minimize localized flooding. The city hopes that the investment made in public improvements of the street will spur increased private investment and vitality in the downtown. The city requested technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Greening America’s Capitals Program. EPA funded a design team to assess the corridor and collaborate with city staff, local business owners, residents, and other stakeholders to develop and identify design options to revitalize and “green” Capitol Way. The report includes near- and mid-term steps the city could take if it chooses to implement any of the design options, as well as potential funding sources for design implementation. These actions could catalyze improvements not just on Capitol Way, but also in all of the downtown.

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

Environmental Protection Agency

Office of Sustainable Communities
Washington, DC 20460 United States

Pagination:

50p

Publication Date:

2015-5

Media Type:

Digital/other

Features:

Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References

Geographic Terms:

Subject Areas:

Design; Environment; Highways; I15: Environment; I20: Design and Planning of Transport Infrastructure
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