15th Street Revitalization
15th Street is a 2-block commercial street located between the two larger commercial districts on Balboa Peninsula, in Newport Beach. The businesses serve local residents and beachgoers and have a casual beach-vibe and are one of the few cross streets that have views of both the Pacific Ocean and Newport Bay. The City leaders wanted to upgrade the public realm and provide additional parking. The R/Hdo design team worked extensively with the public to develop a pallet of hardscape and plant materials that created the desired character and would be durable and withstand heavy use. In addition to the wider sidewalks and new street trees, the plan added 15 parking spaces and improve circulation to the nearby church and elementary school.
Landscape Architect: R/Hdo
Owner: City of Newport Beach
Implementation Cost: $3,250,000
Date of Completion: Opened 2016