The existing urban plaza at Northcenter Town Square was little more than a grid of dying trees, and tired old paving, adjacent to a dead-end cul-de-sac. Outside of occasional programmed activities—street festivals, farmer’s markets, neighborhood concerts— the space generally sat empty. PORT developed a concept that unified the existing plaza and cul-de-sac to accommodate the existing programming and revitalize the space for daily neighborhood use.
Northcenter Town Square is centrally located in the Northcenter neighborhood. The square has long served as both a formal and informal gathering and event space for the community. Community feedback revealed overwhelming support for the closure of the cul-de-sac to expand the Town Square.