This master plan envisions the revitalization of Martin Luther King Boulevard in south Oak Park, a challenged neighborhood with tremendous opportunities. During a 16-month collaborative design process, our team involved members of the community and the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, engaging them in planning for the street’s rebirth. Stakeholders coalesced around the ideas of creating a sustainable, integrated strategy that improves resident quality of life and enhances the character of the streetscape.
Key intersections were targeted with pedestrian enhancements identified and vetted by the team.
Work included a survey of existing conditions along with investigations of opportunities and constraints. As ideas emerged and plans evolved, community member input was sought to make sure the design team was on track. Extensive input from stakeholders ended up being included in the plan, which called for undergrounding utilities, widening sidewalks, improved lighting, and installing bus shelters and landscaping. Key intersections were targeted with pedestrian enhancements as well as catalyst development projects identified and vetted by the team.