Author

Ross Swanson

Date of Award

1999

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Department

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

First Advisor

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Abstract

This report is the documentation for a design strategy of Brigham City, Utah's Main Street Historic District (MSD). The purpose of the project is to develop a strategy that can be used to guide future physical improvement to the MSD. The strategy developed in this report provides specific goals to reinforce MSD' s district identity, and enhance the pedestrian and public parking networks inside the MSD. Successful implementation of these goals will assure that the MSD will maintain a commercial and social importance for the city.

This report gives a brief overview of the events that have led to the demise and now renewed interest for the western American main street. The methodology used to develop this design strategy for Brigham City, includes a historical overview of Brigham City, followed by an analysis of existing conditions and opportunities for the MSD. The information in these initial chapters helps to develop the design goals. This report proposes that any future development and enhancements respect the historic form and character that is present in the MSD. This report proposes a series of design guidelines to help preserve and enhance this unique historic character. Additional proposals are made to which enhance the pedestrian and public parking networks for the district. These networks balance the needs of both the pedestrian and the automobile inside the MSD.

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