Allison Platt and Rivers & Associates won the contract to prepare CDs for the last phase of Center Street Improvements. This work included the design and CDs for a 28,000 square foot urban park/ transportation hub next to the street. The $6 million budget for this project included design, construction documents, and construction observation. The design continues the amenities and materials used in the first two phases. The urban park includes a stage and public restrooms, seating areas, space for food trucks, and a memorial wall. The project was funded in part by a $5 million TIGER grant. A portion of the grant was used to install wayfinding signs and a canopy for the new Transit Center located near the historic train station (designed by others).
CENTER STREET AWARDS: “Great Places in the Making” NCAPA Award, 2016 & “Best Outdoor Space Improvement” NC Main Street Award 2016.
RESULTS: The total public and private investment in the downtown through all three phases totals $66.5 million since 2013.