vancouver, washington



city of Vancouver


 +/- 1.7 miles (three corridors)

millions sf


land uses:
retail, restaurants, residential, office, medical, university, streetscape, & open space

Vancouver BRT - Three Street Design Project

The Three Street Design Project is the continuation of a series of design and community outreach efforts conducted over the last 15 years for the creation of a new bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor and the extension of  Portland’s TriMet Yellow Line light rail over a new bridge into Downtown Vancouver. The project evaluated the connectivity of three streets impacted by these two future transit systems: 9th Street, Fort Vancouver Way, and Fourth Plain Boulevard and their relationship to the adaptive reuse and enhancement of the public spaces at the historic Fort Vancouver and Clark College. The project determines physical street/streetscape improvements and economic development opportunities that leverage transit investment, improve non-motorized connectivity, complement existing assets and land uses, and are appropriate to the Vancouver place. The project consisted of an intensive week-long workshop and design process in Vancouver. The final product included large scale graphic drawings and a final vision report that summarized on-the-ground site analysis, stakeholder outreach, catalytic projects, final drawings, and graphics that set a comprehensive approach for repositioning each of the three corridors in a manner that is unique and homegrown to Vancouver. The report has become a tool for the City to engage C-TRAN, the city’s transit agency, on how to direct collective resources and energy toward implementing the vision.  

The project depicted hereon is a project of Cooper Carry, Inc. Richard J Flierl was principal-in-charge of this project while employed by Cooper Carry, Inc.