The Market Street Streetscape has become a prominent public space in downtown New Albany. Originally conceived as a streetscape project, the existing extra-wide sidewalk allowed for a mini-plaza space to develop between the existing parking row and historic buildings in addition to the typical amenities. Infrastructure work included new sidewalks, curbs, pavement, drainage, and landscaping. Custom features included decorative crosswalks, a landscaped median with district archway feature, limestone pier light poles with black metal logos, catenary lighting and a lit photographic map identity piece. Contemporary site furnishings, bright blue lounge chairs and linear wood picnic tables, were placed within the crushed limestone plaza space to invite and encourage visitors and residents to linger while enjoying the surrounding downtown happenings and many recently restored historic facades.
HWC provided design and inspection services for this project. Work was completed in the fall of 2019.
The Market Street project received a merit award for Constructed Works Under $1 million by the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (INASLA) in 2020.