Downtown Master Planning and Transit Improvements
The Town of Northbridge selected Weston & Sampson to provide comprehensive landscape architectural and engineering services for the design of downtown improvements. This design:
- Enhanced the overall visual quality and character of the diverse land uses with a series of urban design/streetscape improvements
- Provided a safe and secure environment for pedestrians accessing adjacent properties, business enterprises, potential mass transit nodes, and parking area
- Provided safe, convenient, and obvious circulation and connections for drivers passing through or visiting the district
- Integrated recommendations resulting from the Parking and Downtown Development Study completed by Weston & Sampson
Problems facing the project areas included inadequate parking and pedestrian circulation, vehicular circulation dominance that created relatively narrow or undefined sidewalks, and infrequent pedestrian havens with little or no ambiance or definable character.
Weston & Sampson worked with the community and constituents to create an ambiance that people will enjoy, alert motorists to pedestrian circulation, and safely allow pedestrians to move throughout the areas. Additionally, our design will help present retail areas in a manner that encourages people to stop and visit.