Fort Collins Downtown Alley Enhancements – West Mountain Alley 

Russell + Mills Studios was hired by the Downtown Development Authority to develop Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents for West Mountain Alley between Mountain Ave. and Oak St. The alley is adjacent to several private and public parking areas which were accommodated in the plan. Gateway elements create an attraction from the adjacent streetscapes and a dynamic cable art element provides a central draw into the space and animates the area at night. The work involved one-on-one property owner meetings and incorporates input from City Staff, and various Boards and Commissions. Russell Mills Studios was the lead consultant for the design efforts and design team which includes Civil, Electrical and Structural Engineers. The goal of the project is to create a catalyst for redevelopment and create rich and vibrant shared pedestrian/vehicular spaces within Fort Collins’ rich alley network.

2019 Fort Collins Urban Design Award

Client: Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority