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The 25-acre feasibility study was driven by a focused community engagement element and a desire by the City to revitalize a long vacant area near City Hall.  The feasibility study framed a phasing plan that included the following elements: economic / market analysis; a development parcel plan; a framework for public/private partnerships; commercial/residential development typologies; and a mixed-use phasing plan.

Client: Holly Hill Redevelopment Area & City of Holly Hill
Location:  Holly Hill, FL
Status:  Development Plan / 2013
Project Team: Glenn LaRue Smith, Principal/Urban Design Vinson J. Camacho, Design Associate
Collaboration: Smith + Murray studios – Prime
Stull & Lee, Inc.
HR&A Advisors, Inc.
RH Hamberg Traffic Engineering Data Solutions, Inc.
Tillman & Associates Engineering, LLC

 

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The Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building Plaza, historically known as African Square, is one of the largest civic spaces in New York City.  The conceptual design is based on the components common to the ‘African Village:  walled enclosure; communal space; and active markets.  The ‘village wall’ was designed as a curved transparent and permeable skin that would pronounce the village concept and balance between the new dominant plaza forms and the physical mass of the 13-story office building.  Because African Square is a prime civic space in Harlem, the design responds to the functional needs of the community, office workers and tourists for functional needs such as lunch areas, concerts, markets, rallies and other sponsored programs.

Client:  Harlem Community Development Corporation (HCDC); New York Community   Board 10; New York State Department of General Services
Location:  New York, NY
Status:  Concept Plan / 2007
Project Team: Glenn LaRue Smith, Principal / Urban Design
Collaboration: Urban Technical Assistance Project – Prime (UTAP-Columbia University) G. Smith Studio, LLC

 

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A multidisciplinary team studied potential pedestrian connections; economic feasibility; environmental concerns; landscape and architectural issues; and inter-agency connections for this waterfront feasibility study.  The study area extended fro the Brooklyn Bridge south to East 38th Street north.  WXY led the team in the production of an integrated plan that incorporated a public engagement element, East River shoreline access, and enhanced pedestrian access across the FDR Freeway.

Client: Office of Manhattan Borough President
Location: New York, NY
Status:  Waterfront Feasibility Plan / 2013
Project Team: Glenn LaRue Smith, Principal-Urban Design; Vinson J. Camacho, Design Associate
Collaboration: WXY Architecture and Urban Design – Prime
Smith + Murray studios
HR&A Advisors, Inc.
Judith Heinz, ASLA
Domingo Gonzalez Associates
R. Weber Consulting
E-Design Dynamics
Phillip Habib Associates
AKRF-1
VJ Associates

 

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Orange Avenue serves as a primary vehicular link from surrounding neighborhoods into Downtown Eustis. The goal of the Corridor Study was to create a safe and aesthetically enhanced corridor that motivated walking and biking activity.  Road diet techniques were utilized to calm traffic trough the use of bike lanes, turn lands, landscape medians, and traffic signals and traffic circles.  Streetscape improvements will also include street tree planting and sidewalk enhancements.

Status: Feasibility Study/ 2012
Client: City of Eustis, FL
Location: Eustis, FL
Project Team: Glenn LaRue Smith, Principal / Design Concepts; Vinson J. Camacho, Design Associate
Collaboration: Smith + Murray studios – Prime Griffey Engineering, Inc.

 

 

 

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PUSH studio prepared urban design guidelines for the cities of Duquesne and McKeesport, PA. The guidelines established gateways, streetscape corridors, architectural character, and other guidelines consistent with the rust belt character of the area. The urban design guidelines also included streetscape and other connective strategies to link the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) sites within each city.

Client: City of Duquesne and City of McKeesport, PA
Location:  Duquesne and McKeesport, PA
Status:  In Progress
Project Team: Prime : Environmental Planning and Design, Pittsburgh, PA    Sub-Consultant: Civic Square, PUSH studio and Urban Partners