New Hope Streetscape
New Hope was looking to create an identifiable and unique area within its city border. New Hope’s City Center has been the home of several public uses such as city hall, the public pool, fire station and Civic Center Park. Existing strip malls and the previously abandon K-Mart store along with multi-family housing were the primary private users.
In an effort to create a remarkable community space, the City took advantage of the momentum created by a new Hy-Vee project to implement a new streetscape project. The streetscape design incorporates unique elements including banner columns, arbor structures, and includes gateway entry features to welcome users to the new City Center. The main thoroughfare is designed to convert, as needed, into a large public gathering space, bringing people together for community events.