What the Project Will Look Like
There will be numerous trees and landscaping elements added along the
corridor. Where sound walls are being constructed, the walls will be
textured and painted to fit in with the look and feel of the surrounding
area. Many of the concrete structures, including the sound walls, will be
here to view a snapshot of the context sensitive design elements that
will be incorporated into the project.
For more detailed information regarding the proposed improvements you
can check out the MoPac Aesthetic Guidelines below.
This document established our aesthetic intent for the corridor.
MOPAC AESTHETIC GUIDELINES
1.) Introduction (3.4 MB)
2.) Corridor Aesthetics (5.8 MB)
3.) Intersection Aesthetic Improvements (9.0 MB)
4.) Existing/Proposed Surface Treatments and Details
5.) Landscape Enhancements (7.1 MB)
* Design and
constructability issues could require changes that may impact the
exact appearance of the corridor.
How We Got Here
The project team conducted extensive public outreach through Context
Sensitive Design (CSD), a collaborative process to create a community
vision for the aesthetic look of the corridor.
Goal of the CSD Process
The goal of the CSD process is to ensure the design concept developed
- Consistent with community values
- Compatible with the surrounding environment
- Sustainable (can be maintained over time)
A description of the CSD process that the project team facilitated can
be found below:
Context Sensitive Design Advisory Committee
In March 2011, project team invited the original 2007 Aesthetics
Advisory Committee (AAC) members and additional members to form a Context
Sensitive Design Advisory Committee (CSDAC).
Using the 2007 AAC recommendations as a baseline, this 12-member
committee worked with planners to recommend design guidelines for items
such as sound walls, bridge structures, retaining walls, signing, and
landscaping. The general public was also invited to share their opinions
regarding the design of the project during the environmental study
Open House Meeting Held
In May 2011, a preliminary Context Sensitive Design analysis and two preliminary
design concepts were presented to the public at an Open House for review
The project team presented comments received at the open house to the
CSDAC, which helped the team finalize the preferred concept, Concept A, and
develop a design guide for construction.