Downtown Plaza Design

"Engage with Us! Downtown Plaza Design"

The portion of W. Fifth Street, between S. Center and S. Washington has been closed since the onset of the COVID-19 health emergency. During the closure the space was used to host street patios for adjacent restaurants, and as a result the conversation began on what this space could be if it was solely designated as pedestrian space. 

Years prior, a portion of what was formerly W. Fifth Street, between S. Washington and S. Lafayette, was closed and converted to mainly pedestrian traffic when The Fifth condominium project was being constructed. This already converted area serves as a pipeline from the South Lafayette parking structure to our shopping corridor on S. Washington. With the addition of Baker College on Lafayette, this area is even more crucial to pedestrian traffic and leading college students to the retail corridor. 

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45% Concept Draft - NEW! (10/2/2023)

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Topographical Survey of Proposed Plaza Area

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30% Design Draft Concept

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Notes from Engagement Sessions:

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