BG Consultants was commissioned by the City of Osawatomie to design renovations for their downtown streetscape, enhancing the appearance and upgrading the infrastructure. It was important to the client that the authentic character of the downtown be preserved, acknowledging the history of the 40-year-old street.
Improvements included milling off a part of the existing street, building a valley gutter, and overlaying the street with two inches of asphalt surfacing. The previous streetscape’s overgrown trees and vaulted concrete slabs were removed and replaced with new landscaping and new concrete. BG’s team designed decorative sidewalks that were both pedestrian-friendly and visually attractive. Other aesthetic elements include planters, trash receptacles, inlaid brick, and decorative lighting.
The overall ambiance of this of this project has received widespread compliments throughout the community. The streetscape will serve the community well for many years to come.