Broadway Master Plan
Hyphae Design Laboratory is working with a national team led by Gresham Smith to develop a master plan for Broadway, one of Louisville’s most important east-west connectors and a critical transit route extending six miles east to west on the southern edge of the central business district. The corridor was also intended to be an Olmsted Parkway, but the plan never materialized. Our winning vision was to reimagine Olmsted's intent but with a 21st century perspective, transforming the corridor from its existing auto-centric form into a multi-modal complete street that integrates principles of connectivity, sustainability, health, authenticity, and equity.
Through analysis, community engagement, and collaboration with team partners, Hyphae is working to not only create a great multimodal streetscape but a new environmental health framework that ensures the efficient stacking and integration of ecological services in tandem with transit and infrastructure improvements that address sustainability issues related to air and water quality, human health, and biodiversity. From employing the latest scientific research into effective ways to mitigate traffic induced airborne pollution to addressing the urban heat island effect and preparing the corridor for increased rainfall and hotter dry seasons, Hyphae is designing in the necessary components to recreate a Broadway that will be a model for transportation networks of the new century.