by Toni Takacs | Jan 17, 2022
North Vernon, IN
City Center Plaza and Streetscape
HWC provided design and construction inspection services for downtown streetscape along 5th Street, 4th Street, Madison Avenue, and O&M Avenue in North Vernon, Indiana. Additionally, HWC was responsible for the planning and design of the City Center Plaza, which sits within the previous right-of-way of Short Street along Madison Avenue. The project not only improved pedestrian and vehicular circulation, but also highlighted community history in design details and added beautification through special paving, street trees, custom metal features, and ornamental lighting.
Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Award Winner
by Toni Takacs | Jan 1, 2022
New Albany, IN
Parkview Campus Redevelopment Plan
After completing the New Albany Housing Authority Master Plan, HWC was engaged to begin conceptual design of the Parkview campus which will be the first public housing property to be redeveloped. The goal of this project is to transform the previously distressed housing campus into a vibrant new neighborhood with mixed-income housing and quality of life amenities such as sports courts, playground, splash pad, community gardens, multi-use trails, and ample outdoor open space. By redeveloping outdated campuses into attractive new neighborhoods, residents are reconnected with the larger community of New Albany and afforded more opportunities and a higher quality of life.
by Toni Takacs | Dec 20, 2021
White River Canal District Plaza
This plaza was the first step in the establishment of a development district along the White River in downtown Muncie. Its purpose was to provide a public space for the adjacent residents of a new downtown apartment building that could be programmed with events and food trucks. The city engaged GRT Glass Design to install an interactive sculpture as a central focal point. Trail segments radiating from the plaza will connect the existing canal walkway to the White River Trail.
by Toni Takacs | Dec 20, 2021
French Lick, IN
French Lick Town Center
HWC collaborated with Storrow Kinsella Associates on the implementation of a downtown revitalization master plan for the City of French Lick. Projects included a new town park with water feature, event lawn and signature trellis feature, streetscape along several corridors, monumental signage, landscaping, lighting, wayfinding, several trail sections, and a roundabout. The combination of these projects transformed the area, better serving residents and local businesses while integrating the adjacent resort with the downtown district.
by Toni Takacs | Dec 2, 2021
HWC assisted AXIS Architecture with a conceptual master plan for LaGrotte Square, a proposed mixed-use development in downtown Indianapolis. Master plan elements included pedestrian and vehicular circulation, a multi-purpose motor court, a pedestrian courtyard, pedestrian promenade, and surrounding streetscape.