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August, 2016

Magazine Article on Center Street streetscape, Goldsboro, NC

An article about the completion of the Center Street design, completed in November 2015, appeared in Landscape Architect and Specifier News in August, 2016.  See the entire article and photos HERE.

 

July, 2017

New Streetscape and Open Space Projects for the City of Wilson

In late May Allison Platt & Associates had the opportunity to work for the City of Wilson to assist with efforts already underway to upgrade the streetscape between the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Nash Street, Wilson's "Main Street."  The Whirligig Park will be a major new tourist destination for the city, and an attractive historic warehouse across from the Whirligig Park is currently under renovation to provide more than 200 apartments to the City.  New shade trees, attractive sidewalks, and benches will encourage people to walk between the two destinations and encourage new businesses to locate along this street (see more HERE).   We also assisted the City with the redesign of the Arts Plaza adjacent to Goldboro Street and next to the Arts Council building (see HERE).

 

March, 2016

Goldboro streetscape wins NC Main Street Award

Goldsboro hosted the largest-ever NC Main Street Conference in March of 2016.  Over 500 Main Street enthusiasts from around the state and from neighboring states attended. The streetscape project won an award for
"Best Outdoor Space Improvement" at the award ceremony.  You can see the project sheets about this project HERE.

 

July, 2016

Goldsboro wins second TIGER grant

On July 26th, the US Department of Transportation announced that Goldsboro would receive a second TIGER grant for $5 million. The City will match that with another $1.7 million and use the funds to build a downtown park, finish the last two blocks of the Center Street streetscape, implement a wayfinding sign system, and add a concourse to the new Transfer Station. It is very unusual for a City of Golsboro's size to get a second TIGER grant. TIGER stand for Transportation Improvements Generating Economic Recovery. The press release is attached. Kudos of Julie Metz, downtown development director, who fought for the second application and clearly wrote a great proposal! You can read the press release HERE.  Allison Platt & Associates prepared all the surface improvements for this work. See the project pages about this project:

Goldsboro Streetscape Phase 2

 

March, 2015

New Bern and Goldsboro Streetscapes win 2015 NCAPA "Great Places" awards

The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA) announced on March 3, 2015 that the Goldsboro Streetscape Project was selected as the "Great Main Street in the Making" honoree, and in the Professional Category, New Bern's Middle Street was selected as a "Great Main Street." We are pleased that the distinguished panel of judges recognized the work of Allison Platt & Associates and of the cities that have worked tirelessly to revitalize their communities. You can read the press release by clicking HERE.

March, 2016

Goldboro streetscape wins NC Main Street Award

Goldsboro hosted the largest-ever NC Main Street Conference in March of 2016.  Over 500 Main Street enthusiasts from around the state and from neighboring states attended. The streetscape project won an award for
"Best Outdoor Space Improvement" at the award ceremony.  You can see the project sheets about this project HERE.

 

March, 2015

New Bern and Goldsboro Streetscapes win 2015 NCAPA "Great Places" awards

The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA) announced on March 3, 2015 that the Goldsboro Streetscape Project was selected as the "Great Main Street in the Making" honoree, and in the Professional Category, New Bern's Middle Street was selected as a "Great Main Street." We are pleased that the distinguished panel of judges recognized the work of Allison Platt & Associates and of the cities that have worked tirelessly to revitalize their communities. You can read the press release by clicking HERE.