Seneca St./Larkinville Streetscape

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Mixed-Use Streetscape

Larkin Development, LLC endeavored to redevelop several blocks in the City of Buffalo, transforming them from a warehouse and manufacturing district to mixed use office, residential and commercial uses. The goal of the project was to implement a “complete street” concept that would enhance the ongoing redevelopment efforts. Wendel was retained to provide survey, landscape architecture, transportation engineering and construction administration services for the project. The first step of the project was to promote alternative transportation methods. This was achieved by reducing the number of travel lanes on Seneca Street from four to two and implementing several traffic calming measures such as speed tables, curb bump-outs and patterned crosswalks. The streetscape was enhanced by a variety of trees, shrubs and raised planting beds that bring the space to life, while sustainable elements such as the re-use of existing pavement and a runoff irrigation system help keep it that way.

Seneca Street
Mixed-Use Streetscape