All images on this page prepared by CMG Landscape Architecture with Kennerly Architecture + Planning and Gehl Studio.
A vision for a 21st-century Commons centered on Performance: flexible plazas -- stages for public life to unfold and support a diversity of activities -- are framed by trees, planting, and sloped lawns and bleacher seats that create places to see and be seen.
CIVIC CENTER PLAZA: A generous central gathering space is framed by the playgrounds and lawn areas. Sloped lawns create elevated areas to see and be seen, while flat lawns provide flexible space for active and informal recreation.
FULTON MALL: An open, flexible plaza accommodates temporary activities, such as additional space for the Farmers’ Market and food trucks. New pavilions in the plaza and along the Library add places to eat lunch and relax after work.
Program + Use
These are snapshots of the variety and intensity of activity expected during a weekday at noon and a weekend at night.
UN PLAZA: An amphitheater and a new interactive fountain frame a space for gathering and performance at Market St. A fitness mini-park on Leavenworth creates opportunities for active recreation.
Considerations and Trade-offs
This plan will address all of the considerations below to some extent. Click here to learn more about each consideration
|1. Flexible Area for Large Events and Gathering
|2. Trees and Planting
|3. Interactive Features
|4. Supporting Everyday Uses
|6. Kiosks and Pavilions