allison platt & associates
NEW BERN, NC PARKS & OPEN SPACE
In addition to streetscape design, Allison Platt & Associates designed Union Point Park and a series of other small park spaces throughout the downtown. Union Point Park is located at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers and provides a panoramic view down the Neuse River toward the Intracoastal Waterway. The seven acre site is the centerpiece of New Bern’s waterfront promenade, and is flanked on two sides by new hotels. Other open spaces include a seating area and setting for sculpture near the Convention Center and another north of the downtown. AP&A also designed the setting for the Blue Angel plane in Lawson Creek Park and visible on the drive into New Bern.
AWARDS: "Great Places in America: Streets", 2010, American Planning Association. "Great Main Streets", NCAPA, 2015.