City of Hampton, Virginia Wins Award for Peninsula Town Center Project
Congratulations to the City of Hampton, Virginia on winning the 2011 Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Planning Award from the Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association (APA) for the newly opened Peninsula Town Center Project!
As the Architect of Record for this large mixed use redevelopment project, we are very proud to have played a major role in the design, planning and construction administration for Peninsula Town Center. The site previously held the old Coliseum Mall, which was underutilized and forgotten. The City of Hampton, through a community planning process, developed the Coliseum Central Master Plan and Design Guidelines that recommended changes to the property and surrounding areas. Mall Properties, owner of the mall, and Steiner + Associates, creator of numerous mixed use town centers across the country such as Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio, came together to redevelop the forsaken inward-focused mall into a bustling, energy-filled, open air development in line with the City's Master Plan. Now the pedestrian-oriented urban streetscapes welcome visitors from all over the Hampton Roads region and beyond.
Representatives from the City were on hand at the APA's National Conference last month in Boston to receive the award. Unanimous in its selection of the City of Hampton, the panel of judges for the award were impressed by the project's contribution to the community, the large role site and economic planning played and it's successful implementation.
Congratulations to the City of Hampton and everyone on the team who made Peninsula Town Center a reality!
by Suzanne Cody
Director of Marketing
Before switching to a marketing role, Suzanne worked on projects for M+A and has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, riding in Pelotonia and eating at Cameron Mitchell restaurants.