West 72nd Street Living Streets Demonstration Project

This project page will host two City projects geographically related, but different in scope.

The first project is the West 72nd Street Roadway Reconfiguration from Lynmar Lane to France Avenue. As part of a preliminary approval for a development project, City Council is requiring the developer to reconstruct that stretch of road.

The second phase of this project will be the West 72nd Street Pedestrian Safety Assessment from Oaklawn Avenue to Cornelia Drive. This phase will occur at a later date. Over the years, staff has received concerns related to pedestrian safety on West 72nd Street at these intersections. Staff would like to better understand the concerns and develop a trial assessment of safety improvements.

For more information on each project, see the updates tab below.

This project page will host two City projects geographically related, but different in scope.

The first project is the West 72nd Street Roadway Reconfiguration from Lynmar Lane to France Avenue. As part of a preliminary approval for a development project, City Council is requiring the developer to reconstruct that stretch of road.

The second phase of this project will be the West 72nd Street Pedestrian Safety Assessment from Oaklawn Avenue to Cornelia Drive. This phase will occur at a later date. Over the years, staff has received concerns related to pedestrian safety on West 72nd Street at these intersections. Staff would like to better understand the concerns and develop a trial assessment of safety improvements.

For more information on each project, see the updates tab below.

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  • Hi, I live on Bristol Blvd, between 72nd and 71st streets. I'm VERY excited to see the boulevard, trees, and widened sidewalk, I've gone on runs/rides with the kids towards the 9 mile creek and that section has been very dicey. However I'm concerned about shortening the width of the street and adding parking. I've never felt the street to be particularly wide, and with the velocity people take turning onto the street (complicated by the bus stop, and theoretically mitigated by the curving). Who is the parking for? If purely for the senior living, can't we utilize more of the lawn? Lots of space there.

    Rob Schnitzlein asked 4 months ago

    Thanks for the comments. Please see the answer below on who it is for. After the first 10-15-ft behind the curb, the City does not have rights to that property. It is private property. We would have get an easement from the property owner to go further in the lawn area. 

    - Chad Millner, City Engineer

  • Why is parking on the north side of 72nd Street being proposed? Do the proposed 7200/7250 buildings not have enough parking spaces? Also, what is being proposed for lighting at 72nd & France? I believe this is the only unlit intersection between 66th Street and 494.

    Sandy asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for the question. I had a discussion with the Sunrise facility. They have a need for additional parking on occasion. So I proposed parking along the north side of 72nd Street with the 24-ft wide concept. It is not related to the development at all. At 24-ft wide, parking can be allowed or it can be restricted. It can go either way. As a side note, when cars are parked along a street, usually cars travel slower.

    - Chad Millner, City Engineer

  • Will the trees that are planted be of substantial size when planted? Or is the rendition supposed to represent what it would look like after time has passed and the trees have matured?

    Memerson asked 5 months ago

    Thanks for the question. We have received very few comments about the trees at this point. Most of the time, we plant smaller trees so it is a rendition of what it will look like in the future.

    - Chad Millner, City Engineer