SOUTH LARAMIE PROJECT - BILL NYE AVENUE CORRIDOR STUDY Thomas D. Cobb P.E. and Charles Bloom, AICP
Bill Nye Avenue Thomas D. Cobb P.E. is a Professional Civil Engineer and Project Manager with AVI, p.c. an Engineering, Planning, and Surveying firm with the home office located in Cheyenne, Wyoming and an office in Fort Collins, Colorado. Tom graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and has worked for over twenty-five years in Wyoming and Colorado from both the public and private sector perspective. Tom’s experience has included traffic and transportation corridor studies, site engineering, construction administration, bicycle and pedestrian paths, pedestrian facilities and structures, storm sewer, sanitary sewer collection/ interceptors, water distribution, water and wastewater master planning studies, and public participation programs. Tom’s current focus has been in public participation programs, community transportation and utility infrastructure planning, and project development.
CHARLES BLOOM is the current President of the Wyoming Planning Association (WYOPASS) and has been with the City of Laramie for over a decade. Prior to Laramie, he was with the City of Little Rock, Arkansas as a Planner II and Historic Preservation Administrator. Charles has a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado. Charles’ experiences have included adoption of a Unified Development Code; managing specific area plans and studies and creation of a historic district design guidelines.
SOUTH LARAMIE PROJECT - BILL NYE AVENUE CORRIDOR STUDY: The City of Laramie, Community Development Department commissioned AVI p.c. to develop a corridor planning study for the Bill Nye Corridor a Minor Arterial. The primary purpose of the project was to create a comprehensive and practical planning document that guides and promotes future development of the corridor and surrounding area.
Recently Bill Nye Avenue has gained significant momentum, as construction is underway between Vista Drive and Boulder Drive in anticipation of the opening of the new Laramie High School. Within the next 3-5 years, Bill Nye Avenue will likely extend west to Corthell Road.
The project included extensive public involvement with one (1) public open house presentation and workshops, presentations to the City governing body, one-on-one meetings with local business, and numerous steering committees. The document will produce a recommended a preferred alignment for Bill Nye Avenue between 3rd Street and 15th Street.