J-U-B worked collaboratively with the City of Kuna to design a welcoming downtown streetscape that includes new sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, pavement, irrigation, planters, artwork, ADA ramps, and bulb-outs. Phase I of this project has received awards from the Idaho American Planning Association, the Association of Idaho Cities, the National Federal Highway Administration, and the American Council of Engineering Companies.
Our team procured all of the funding and grants for the project totaling approximately $3.5 million.
Services provided by J-U-B include:
· Project management
· Agency coordination meetings
· Survey and base mapping
· Utility research and coordination
· Drainage design
· Landscaping design
· Pressure irrigation design
· Water line design
· Biological and environmental approval
· Construction traffic control plans
· Preliminary, final, and PS&E approval from ITD, ACHD, and the City of Kuna
· Advertisement and bid assistance
· Engineer of record services throughout the construction
Before this project, Kuna’s downtown core lacked identity and threatened the vitality and economic livelihood of its downtown small businesses. New commercial development occurring outside of the downtown core, combined with significant growth, highlighted the need to improve safety and upgrade Kuna’s downtown infrastructure. Led by J-U-B, the City, the stakeholders, and the residents worked collaboratively to produce a specific vision to improve the multi-modal access of the downtown and accentuate the attractiveness of their hometown. The project resulted in a downtown true to Kuna’s heritage, yet welcoming to new growth.