The shared vision for the Education Corridor is “to establish a collaborative college/university environment built on strong partnerships, which provides high quality academic opportunities, student services, and shared facilities for the residents of Northern Idaho. Development of the Education Corridor will capitalize on multiple opportunities for synergy. Future development will improve multi-modal access, circulation, and parking for the Education Corridor, adjacent neighborhoods, and the waterfront.” The Master Plan details the built form of this vision, several supporting strategies, and actions necessary for implementation.
The vision for the Education Corridor is built upon the framework of River Road, a new alignment of Hubbard Road, and College Drive. River Road will become the Education Corridor campus main street that will help stimulate the energy and interaction created by the cooperation of the partner institutions. The streetscape environment will promote walking and biking and provide places to sit and gather. Connections to Northwest Boulevard, Hubbard Road, and College Drive will receive special attention to ensure connectivity and legibility. The intersection of River Road with Northwest Boulevard will become a major gateway entry into the Education Corridor.