This project included transforming the 17 acres along the Spokane River, that was formerly a DeArmond Mill site, to expand the campuses for North Idaho College, University of Idaho, and Lewis Clark State College. This is adjacent to the 45+ acre North Idaho College Campus. These entities collaborated to create a master plan for the education corridor that would establish a multi-institution campus setting adjacent one of the City’s old neighborhoods, Fort Grounds, and the waterfront. The residents nearby were actively involved in various stages of planning for this project and will gain additional parking and a secondary access to their neighborhood.
Phase 1 of the project includes roadways, roundabouts, and sidewalks to connect the Education Corridor property between the Spokane River and Northwest Boulevard. Landscape architectural features were incorporated to provide a pleasing aesthetics consistent with the future campus development. The design promotes innovative modes of connectivity for pedestrian, bicycle, automobile, and bus. Walkways and bikeways are linked to the North Idaho Centennial Trail. To better manage traffic flow, design includes three roundabouts and an additional access road.
Education, Higher Education, Landscape Architecture