Category: General Civil / Municipal

How to Design a Better Parking Lot

By Scott Maier, PE, and John Davis, PE, PTOE Parking lots are not generally known as the most orderly environment in modern society. A poorly designed parking lot could easily be compared to the bumper cars at the county fair. But a well-designed, well-maintained parking lot helps people get in efficiently, find their way to… Read More »

Revitalizing Historic Industrial Districts

A former foundry in Denver’s River North Art District is now home to restaurants, food vendors, a flower shop, and a brewery. By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD While much attention is being paid these days to revitalizing deteriorating downtowns and urban cores, another movement is also afoot: repurposing adjacent industrial districts. The renovation of these… Read More »

Protect Your Investment: Winterize Your Splashpad

By Blake Theisen, PLA As fall cools down the northern tier of the United States, it’s time to put away the summer toys, both at home and at public parks and playgrounds. The turf in baseball and softball fields gets touched up, concession stands get a final wipedown, and splashpads get tucked in tight. Splashpads… Read More »