North Vernon City Center Plaza and Streetscape

North Vernon City Center Plaza and Streetscape

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

Seymour St. Louis Avenue Streetscape

Seymour St. Louis Avenue Streetscape

Seymour, IN

St. Louis Avenue Streetscape

This plaza and streetscape restored an underutilized public space while highlighting the unique character of Seymour. A custom “Seymour” sign incorporates a stanza allowing visitors to become the exclamation point. A paving band and seat wall mimic the shape of a guitar and black metal music notes double as bike racks. An interactive area allows visitors to create their own sound. HWC worked closely with the city and the local Main Street organization to take the project from conceptual design to a built work space.

Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Award Winner

New Albany Market Street Plaza and Streetscape

New Albany Market Street Plaza and Streetscape

New Albany, IN

Market Street Plaza and Streetscape

The sidewalk along Market Street was especially wide at this location and was begging to become something more. HWC worked closely with the city to develop a plaza space and streetscape that would recognize the history of the area while providing a contemporary feel. The custom light poles were designed to model attributes of a set of columns constructed during the centennial celebration in 1913. The roof lines of the historic market structure inspired a new arch in the median. The addition of linear wooden picnic-style tables and a simple landscape palette provide just the right amount of functionality and warmth.

Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Award Winner

Princeton Courthouse Square

Princeton Courthouse Square

Princeton, IN

Courthouse Square

Because of the Stellar Communities designation, the City of Princeton was able to improve the streetscape around all four sides of the courthouse square in one project. The HWC design team selected lighting, hardscape materials, and site furnishings that would best compliment the historic courthouse and surrounding facades. Mini plazas with seating were developed within new bumpouts and the addition of street trees and landscaping provides a buffer between the pedestrian spaces and vehicular areas.
Crawfordsville Pike Place

Crawfordsville Pike Place

Crawfordsville, IN

Pike Place 

After several buildings came down along a main downtown corridor, the City of Crawfordsville decided to transform the gravel lot into a central gathering space. HWC teamed with KJG Architects to complete the design and construction documents. Components of the park include a stage, custom public restroom building, event lawn, custom brick pillars with metal farmers market gates, site furnishings, landscaping, and decorative site lighting. Now consistently programmed, the space has become a central hub for community activities.