Nestled inside of the Kansas City Metropolitan, Independence, Missouri has grown from its roots as a point of departure for the Santé Fe, California and Oregon Trails into a bustling suburban city with a population of more than 115,000 residents. BHC was selected by the City of Independence to design improvements to College Street from Noland Road to Parker Avenue. Improvements included a new 30 foot wide street (back of curb to back of curb), storm sewer, sidewalks, driveways approaches, streetlights, traffic signal, public involvement and waterline replacement. BHC’s survey team provided topography, boundary and right-of-way-widening services to College Street. This project underscores the range of our technical capabilities and our ability to safely manage complex development in active pedestrian environments.