"...lush green thematic..."
Park Place’s commission offered the rare opportunity to design a downtown. The multi-phase project includes 30-acres of mixed-use development incorporating residential, retail, office, and the AMC World Headquarters. It became the city's new downtown. The vision for this award winning project as a lush green thematic was ensured through Young + Dring’s ten-year participation. They designed a richly textured site with traditional shopping streets at its core, complete with sidewalks lined with cafes and specialty shops. The streetscape vocabulary is comprised of patterned pavers; specialty lighting; large specimen trees; hanging baskets; and eclectic furnishings inspired by European streets. At a key intersection, Barkley Square was designed as a respite from the daily bustle, complete with a versatile lawn, pavilion, and fountain. Programming includes markets, festivals, outdoor films, and, in the winter – ice skating. The rink is installed over the lawn and a fire element glows in lieu of the fountain display. Additional parks weave throughout the development including the finely layered central park around which residential towers are organized. Park Place is a true live-work-play environment connected by a captivating landscape.