Deacon Street Redesign
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Deacon Street Redesign

A redesign of Deacon Street, between 15th and 20th Street, is proposed to receive Capital Improvement Funds to help generate economic development downtown. Proposed improvements could include the installation of pedestrian-scaled lighting, landscaped parking islands, and pedestrian linkages to Central Avenue. This road reconfiguration could help anchor the downtown district, attracting and retaining local businesses and shoppers, enhancing the redevelopment potential of underperforming real estate and increasing property values.

Project Location: Improvements will occur on Deacon Street, between 15th and 20th Street.

Public Input:

Main Street Futures Meeting on July 11, 2016 at Central Park Square

The project team attended the regularly scheduled Main Street Futures meeting to discuss the proposed roadway projects with representation from LA Main Street Futures, the Economic Vitality Action Team, the Los Alamos Creative District Committee, and LAPS. Attendees highlighted several design considerations for Deacon Street including the addition of sidewalks, the beautification of streetscape using landscaping, lighting, and street furnishings, pedestrian connections that link Deacon and Central Ave, loading zones for future Charter buses, and adequate parking facilities. 

This project generally received support from the general public when it was presented at a variety of venues and meetings this summer, although preferences for one style versus another style varied among businesses and residents.The Council considered the project at their Sept. 20 Work Session, and then directed the County staff to move ahead with this project at their Oct. 4 Council meeting. The Public Works department is leading the effort, with assistance from its consultant Dekker Perich Sabatini (DPS). This project is not part of the upcoming bond election for recreation projects scheduled to occur in 2017.

Proposed Concept
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Project Contact

Public Works Director
Philo Shelton
Public Works Dept.