Vision Hospitality Group & PV Design
Walnut Street Transformation
The southern gateway of the Walnut Street pedestrian bridge today serves as a nexus of pedestrian activity given its connections to 1st Street and the glass bridge, its proximity to nearby cultural destinations, and its location within a rapidly-densifying urban context.
This same block of Walnut Street between 1st and 2nd Streets will be further intensified when it serves as the front door of the forthcoming Edwin Hotel. Given these considerations, the portion of Walnut Street in question must be thought of not only as a access point for vehicles, but a “place” in and of itself that accommodates alternative modes of mobility and serves as a gathering point for public functions. The Walnut Street transformation project shows how intelligent design can connect a variety of urban conditions by careful placemaking.
Scope designed in collaboration with W.M. Whitaker & Associates and PV Design, Inc.