COLUMBUS, Ohio – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio presented two Burgess & Niple (B&N) projects with Engineering Excellence Awards on June 25. The Columbus Bicentennial Bikeways Plan and Whittier Peninsula Northern Tier Environmental Restoration both received Honor Awards.
Whittier Peninsula Northern Tier Environmental Restoration
Located in downtown Columbus, Ohio, Whittier Peninsula has a 100-year history of on-site industrial operations. The Franklin County Metropolitan Parks District and the City of Columbus engaged B&N to complete an environmental restoration of the site – transforming the brownfield into the Scioto Audubon Metro Park.
The 18-acre Northern Tier was the first of four parcels to be redeveloped. With remediation of the Northern Tier complete, the site is on track to become a gathering place for those who live and work in the downtown area, and a resource for environmental education in Central Ohio.
The Columbus Bicentennial Bikeways Plan
Designed to reinforce the City of Columbus’ fitness, environmental and economic development goals, the Bicentennial Bikeways Plan provides an alternative mode of transportation for more than 700,000 area residents and commuters. The 20-year Plan outlines tactics for a 500-mile bicycle network, support facilities, a communitywide share-the-road campaign, and safety programs.
Extensive public input was sought from stakeholders throughout the planning process. The Plan was adopted by Columbus City Council and more than a dozen improvements have been selected for detailed design.