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Lynchburg Downtown Plan
The challenge for the 2030 Downtown Plan: How do you increase pedestrian circulation through the streets of a historic town on the hillside of the James River? Our solution was to provide attractive, accessible, public spaces to draw people up and down the hillside streets.
We designed unique pedestrian spaces such as pocket parks, walkable alleyways and hill streets with amenities sprinkled all throughout to pull pedestrians up the steep streets. The points of respite provide periods of breaks up these hills offering different yet enjoyable features at each location: a babble of a water fountain, a bench with a view, a piece of public art to enjoy, a shaded spot for lunch, or a playground to play.
Bringing new life into otherwise vacant outdoor spaces.
Creating lively outdoor spaces to enjoy festivals, music, food, shopping, and play.
Pulaski Downtown Plan
A team of architects, landscape architects, planners, economists, and marketing strategists, joined city officials, staff, and community members in a two day design workshop to develop creative solutions to bring back life to the central downtown.
a plan that grows
By strategically designing urban spaces to be more fluid and connective, the downtown can continue to sustain growth connecting space after space as they become successful urban areas.
A document for growth
The master plan document provides specific guidance to communities. It prescribes creative strategies that will promote growth through urban design projects.
These projects are designed to sustain that economic growth year after year.
In a quaint small town with historic charm, we engaged the community and developed an encompassing downtown plan that focused on circulation and destinations.
Connecting schools, connecting parks, connecting businesses, connecting neighborhoods…connecting people.
Making way for people
By attracting people in streets otherwise previously reserved for cars, this reinforces pedestrian activity, thereby promoting foot traffic, attention, and spending.
Making way for nature
Adding vegetated spaces in core urban areas where people can sit, people watch, and engage socially makes a great urban park and attracts people to urban centers.