Decorative bricks laid in intentional patterns form a vibrant walkway and roadway weaving through a bustling business district.

15th Street Downtown Plano Brick Pavers Reconstruction

Cost-conscious solutions

Project Facts

Location Plano, Texas
Owner City of Plano
Cost $190,000
Status Completed 2017


In historic downtown Plano, brick streets provide much of the charm and character of this thriving retail district. But with age, they had deteriorated to the point of becoming maintenance headaches and intolerably rough to traverse. The City called on our team to address this challenge, and entrusted us to do so while navigating their budget constraints. We tailored our approach accordingly, while addressing the concerns of downtown residents and business owners, ultimately delivering a cost-effective and community-focused solution that balanced the needs of the City, residents, and local businesses.

About the project

Historic downtown Plano has become a thriving retail, restaurant, and entertainment area. We were selected by the City to study the existing infrastructure and develop conceptual options for repair. Due to budget limitations, the City and business owners selected the option which utilized the existing street profile and limited improvements to the street, not including the sidewalks and accessibility issues.

The physically small project was full of large challenges to rehabilitate the street while maintaining traffic flow to the businesses and parking for their customers. A competitive sealed proposal repair package was developed to rehabilitate the brick street and two intersections to improve the driving surface with the least impact on traffic and parking. Isolated repair locations were defined for bidding and details were developed for all anticipated repairs.

In the end, the project evolved from a $1.4 million long-term reconstruction project to a short-term $190,000 repair project. We and the City of Plano repeatedly manipulated the project scope to match the concerns of the downtown residents and business owners.