Penetanguishene Downtown Streetscape Revitalization
Working closely with the Town of Penetanguishene, Envision-Tatham, in partnership with Tatham Engineering, facilitated a 3-year visioning process with staff, local businesses and the public to explore options to balance competing pedestrian, vehicular and servicing/utility interests for two key downtown streets: Main Street and Robert Street West.
As a result of critical underground infrastructure replacements, rehabilitation of these downtown corridors was necessary. Based on public input and objectives from long-standing tourism, economic development and downtown master plan studies, Envision-Tatham developed a streetscape design that transformed Penetanguishene’s downtown and provided a stronger gateway into the community. Design highlights are as follows: Enhanced pedestrian environments, civic/cultural destinations, outdoor retail/patio opportunities, street trees and feature plantings, and the exploration of a highway commercial ‘road diet’ and a future flexible street/civic plaza in front of Town Hall.
Detailed design and tendering for the 1.2km Main Street were completed in 2017 with a total construction value of $12M. Construction was completed in 2018.