Middlebury Downtown Projects
As part of LandWorks’ development of a comprehensive downtown master plan and capital improvements plan, funded by TIF monies and grants, an identity and local wayfinding system was designed for downtown Middlebury. A downtown logo, directional signs, wayfinding maps and district street signs have all been implemented. The logo has since been adopted for town-wide use. Also integrated with this initiative were lighting standards and streetscape and park enhancements. LandWorks’s research of historic images led to the original light post, which has now been restored to downtown.
The Middlebury Post Office Plaza renovation represents our most recent contribution to the downtown fabric of downtown Middlebury. LandWorks designed a new plaza space to compliment the building’s historic facade with a rich palette of paving materials such as granite pavers, grey-tinted concrete, and exposed aggregate concrete. Large planting areas with colorful perennial plants are provided for the new street trees, and an arc of ornamental grasses provides a backdrop for the plaza. Several benches now provide comfortable seating, encouraging people to linger and enjoy views of the town green.