The Street

Chestnut Hill, MA

Client

WS Development

Program

Transformation of a 406,000 SF strip shopping center into a vibrant “Village Center” through the addition of new streets, sidewalks and mixed-use, multi-story buildings.

Solution

Site planning reorients Route 9 into an ‘urban’ street lined with shops and linked by multiple pedestrian walkways that function as ‘merchant rows’, alive with sidewalk cafes and retailers’ display windows. Parking is re-organized with defined streets and parking lots directly fronting sidewalks and retail entries.