JGM was the landscape architecture subconsultant on this new
$12.5 million parkway that is the principal thoroughfare through
the center of downtown Newcastle. The City of Newcastle envisioned
Coal Creek Parkway as a signature streetscape for the community.
The previous roadway was congested with thousands of commuters
during the peak commute. The project featured a road widening from
two to four lanes, bike lanes and a planted median. JGM designed
a parallel multi-purpose trail, pedestrian lighting and custom
bus shelters and selected site furniture for this central city
corridor. The firm also revised access from the parkway to an existing
boat launch on nearby Lake Boren .
JGM’s project scope included trail, planting and irrigation
design and construction documents. Craig Lewis, ASLA, was the project
landscape architect and David McNeal, FASLA was the project manager.