The overall goal of the project was to create a “live, work, shop, and play” environment that becomes a sustainable economic engine for the City of Tolleson and its residents. The design also balances vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and mass transit traffic in order to develop a safer downtown that is conducive to a true multi-modal environment that will promote private investment in the Downtown area. Highlights of the design include an overall long-term or “20-year vision” for the Van Buren streetscape from 99th Avenue to 83rd Avenue. The constructed first stage improvement project focused on streetscape enhancements from 91st Avenue west to 96th Avenue and provided custom hardscape elements, open space improvements, parking plan, plant materials, site furnishings, gateway entry monuments, extensive design coordination with West Valley Arts Council ‘Gallery 37’ art elements for kiosks and ‘Arte de Arboles’ public art elements. The Paseo de Luces project included extensive input from downtown businesses, property owners, Tolleson seniors, residents, and Teen Council, to develop a design that will assist in creating a sense of place and help revitalize the Downtown core.
Paseo de Luces