The character of a town and its neighborhoods is largely determined by the appearance of its streetscape. The streetscape may include a variety of elements, such as vehicle travel lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks, street furniture, utility poles, trees, accent plantings, lighting, and signage. To encourage high quality streets that demonstrate the positive character and image of the Town, the concept of Visually Significant Corridors has been included in the Town's General Plan and is one of the Town Council's Quality of Life Initiatives.
To assure exceptional visually significant corridors are created, the Town retained Environmental Planning Group (EPG) and Michael Baker International to develop the Town's Visually Significant Corridors Master Plan. The focus is on the major arterials of Tatum Boulevard and Lincoln Drive, but the plan also addresses fundamental quality of life issues within all of Paradise Valley's streetscapes, such as promoting attractive treatments that reflect the Town's identity and the Paradise Valley quality of life.