Progress on Temple’s Downtown City Center
Temple’s Downtown City Center is an ongoing redevelopment project coinciding with the Downtown Master Plan. KPA Engineers provided the preliminary and final designs for the City Center improvements while coordinating with future development projects and the ongoing rehabilitation of the Hawn Hotel, Arcadia Theater, and Sears building.
The Downtown City Center project encompasses the area on Central Avenue from 2nd Street to 6th Street and connections from Central Avenue to Adams Avenue on 4th Street. The project’s first improvement phase is complete and includes water, wastewater, utility, and drainage improvements.
The project’s second phase was designed in coordination with the conceptual design, including pedestrian, bike, and vehicular mobility improvements. Additional beautification elements will be completed as part of the project’s second phase, including intersection enhancements, landscaping, signage, and monuments.
Following AASHTO regulations and the City of Temple specifications, our team provided the final design for roadway, drainage, pedestrian, and utility improvements. We proudly collaborated with Covey Planning + Landscape Architecture to provide additional project elements such as landscape architectural design.
The Downtown City Center improvements project reconnects Temple’s core neighborhoods to Downtown, leading to enhanced opportunities to live, work, and play.