The College Avenue Promenade is planned as a pedestrian promenade, urban park and streetscape.
College Avenue provides the critical connection between downtown Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech Campus through a system of walkways and public spaces. Redevelopment of vehicular circulation with provisions for public event space and al fresco dining will improve adjacent business activity.
The promenade incorporates pedestrian systems with public art and integrated storm water management creating a living street with a series of multi-functional outdoor rooms.
The palette of hardscape and landscape materials reference local vernacular while supporting modern business activities.
Design services were completed in 2012 and construction was completed in 2013.