East 9th Street

An innovative urban planning model that, through thoughtful public engagement, embeds artists into the planning process of the street itself.

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The Lawrence Arts Center received a prestigious ArtPlace grant award for the infusion of art into a streetscape project along east 9th Street, from Delaware to Massachusetts, which will make the corridor more walkable and bicycle-friendly. El Dorado was chosen to lead an urban design team for the project. Located in the city’s Cultural District, the seven block area is an important connection between historic Downtown Lawrence, the historic east Lawrence neighborhood, and the Warehouse Arts District. With a high concentration of artistic, cultural, historic and natural amenities, the design team is focusing on celebrating these aspects of Lawrence and bringing them to the forefront of the community.
  • 2013 (planning)
  • Urban Designer, Architect
  • Lawrence, KS
  • 7 City Blocks


  • City of Lawrence

Eldo Team

  • Principal: Josh Shelton, AIA
  • Project Manager: Chris Burk
  • Designer: Kara Schippers


  • Landscape Architect: Coen + Partners


  • 2016 AIA Kansas Design Awards - Merit Award


Photography by

  • Mike Sinclair


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