The major goals of this plan were to improve safety and circulation for all modes of transportation, celebrate the culture and heritage of Corolla, protect and preserve the coastal environment, and enhance the sense of place.
Alta worked with Currituck County to complete a Circulation and Wayfinding Plan for Historic Corolla Village. Through stakeholder meetings and two rounds of public involvement, Alta learned the story of Corolla, its people, and the unique maritime history of the barrier island. Using this rich sense of place, Alta created a logo and signage package for Historic Corolla.
The team also planned for a system of boardwalks, greenways, raised crosswalks, a public beach access, and pedestrian plazas. Bicycle circulation will be improved by the addition of side paths and on-road bike facilities through the historic village area. Vehicular circulation will be modified to one-way through the Village to create a separation of modes and prevent two-way vehicular negotiations along narrow village roads. Additional improvements include bicycle parking facilities, restrooms, dog waste stations, access to the sound and ocean, ADA access to the beach, village, and Heritage Park, and native vegetation for stormwater management, user comfort, and traffic calming.
Alta then worked with the county to fully develop the wayfinding sign package to cover the entire Outer Banks of Currituck County. This effort entails further development of the sign family, according to the branding and image development from the Circulation and Wayfinding Plan. After thorough documentation of existing signage, Alta prepared a demolition plan and new placement plan to reduce clutter on paths and roadways. The placement plan provides guidance for installing consistent signage that directs visitors to key destinations, such as public beach accesses, public parking, Historic Corolla Village, the Currituck County Lighthouse, shopping, dining, and cultural attractions.