Buffalo Speedway

The Upper Kirby District retained White Oak Studio to design the streetscape for 1/3 mile of Buffalo Speedway between Highway 59 and Bissonnet Street as part of a utility and infrastructure replacement project. The project posed significant challenges: The fast-track schedule brought the landscape architect into the project after engineers were 70 percent complete. The addition of traffic lanes resulted in a constrained pedestrian zone, congested with surface and underground utilities. White Oak Studio devised custom tree-planting solutions to ensure room for pedestrians and trees in limited right-of-way space and designed a prototype bus shelter to be used throughout the Upper Kirby District.