Project Details

Shrewsberry played a key role on the design team for the Riverside Park Master Plan in Indianapolis, Indiana. This 700-acre historical park consists of numerous park and recreation facilities including golf courses, aquatic centers, community parks, the Major Taylor Velodrome, and the Wilber Shaw Soapbox Derby Hill concentrated along the White River. Shrewsberry’s role involved early coordination with utility providers to assist in mapping and sizing of major utilities in the planning area. In addition, Shrewsberry provided infrastructure assessment and reviewed the existing pavement conditions of trails, sidewalks, parking lots and driveways in the planning area. Recommendations were made regarding resurfacing or replacement of asphalt pavement, along with reconnaissance of the existing trail and sidewalk extensions to connect breaks within the non-motorized transportation network.

Shrewsberry brought value through testing the master plan improvement concepts against utility locations, including a major utility crossing at 30th Street and Cold Spring Road. Alternate options to reduce impacts considered a grade separated pedestrian connection. The ultimate recommendation provided a practical overhead prefabricated pedestrian bridge appropriately aligned to avoid a costly relocation of the overhead electric transmission service.