The City of Cuyahoga Falls is focused on creating a more successful and vibrant central business district by opening up the downtown core that was closed off to traffic over 40 years ago. Osborn Engineering is working with The City of Cuyahoga Falls to re-open Front Street to vehicular traffic and create an exciting new district.
Osborn has been selected as the Owner’s Rep for the project providing criteria design for the street widening and reopening. The proposed project consists of opening Front Street to one lane of traffic in each direction with on-street parking. The design includes the flexibility to utilize the space for street festivals. Streetscaping will reflect the image of Cuyahoga Falls. Two way traffic will also be established on the parallel Second Street. Osborn provided structural engineering to reconfigure an adjacent parking deck. Osborn prepared a design build bid package and assisted the owner in reviewing contractor’s bids, alternative technical concepts and value engineering, review contractor’s plans for compliance to concepts and specifications. Osborn will also provide construction administration services as the project progresses into construction.
The project will reshape the City’s center, offering a mix of modern uses and a pleasing landscape for vehicle, pedestrians and recreational activities.