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El Paso & Southwestern Railroad Greenway

Kimley-Horn provided park master planning services for the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad Greenway in Tucson, Arizona.

Kimley-Horn provided park master planning services to transform approximately 4.8 miles of abandoned railroad corridor into a bicycle and pedestrian oriented greenway through the heart of the City of Tucson.

The Greenway incorporated the diverse nature of the surrounding neighborhoods and districts and included a divided urban pathway, street crossings, landscaping, lighting, artwork, street furniture, and other site amenities. Sustainable landscape systems included drought tolerant plant materials, a water-conserving irrigation system, reclaimed water use, local materials, and water harvesting. Kimley Horn’s initial design services included the development of a preferred greenway alignment and design standards, the determination of right-of-way acquisitions, and the creation of a phasing plan.

As this complex project passes through a wide range of jurisdictions, extensive coordination and collaboration occurred with local stakeholders to explore development opportunities and to gather public support. In addition, innovative crossing solutions were explored to ensure public safety and comfort at major road and rail intersections.

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