Freshkills Park Blog

Revamping Cleveland’s Public Square

One of three design proposals from James Corner Field Operations, re-envisioning Cleveland's Public Square.

Landscape architecture and urban design firm James Corner Field Operations has prepared three new design proposals re-imagining Cleveland’s Public Square.  The downtown park is bisected by two roads and perceived, in its current state, as a dead zone between skyscrapers.  The proposals aim to restore a “town commons” feel and prioritize pedestrians, creating a celebrated public amenity and increasing real-estate values in the area.  The firm, now famous for their design of the High Line and Freshkills Park, was commissioned by non-profit organizations ParkWorks and Downtown Cleveland Alliance to produce the designs, which will soon be presented to the public in a town hall meeting.

(via Fast Company and Architecture and the Urban Landscape)

January 6, 2010 - Posted by | FKP | , , , , ,


  1. Wow, thank you for this post. Do you think this cut back in funds will have any affects on grants for house, neighborhood, and community development?

    Comment by MCV Companies San Diego Landscape | January 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Hard to know. Some grantors seem to be severely diminished by the economic downturn; others, including some governmental grantors, seem not to have taken much of a hit at all.

      Comment by freshkillspark | January 20, 2010 | Reply

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