Indiana Chapter of ASLA Presents MKSKS with Two Awards
The Wabash River Promenade received the ‘Design Unbuilt Works Merit Award’ and South Clarksville Redevelopment Plan received the ‘Planning and Analysis Honor Award’ at the 2017 Indiana ASLA Awards! Judged by the Pennsylvania-Delaware ASLA chapter, the awards program recognizes professional excellence and outstanding examples of landscape architecture by Indiana landscape architects.
As development advances closer to the Wabash River in Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana, there is increased interest in riverfront civic use and the downtown quality of life. MKSK worked directly with Wabash River Enhancement Corporation and the City of Lafayette to develop the Wabash River Riverside Promenade, an elevated civic space that embraces the river and leverages private investment. As a connector between the Marq, a catalytic mixed-use development, the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge, and the Leslie Bridge at Columbia Street, the Riverside Promenade will provide a dynamic experience along the Wabash River. The Promenade’s elements include an elevated walkway, flexible seating, river overlooks, and small event spaces. The Wabash River Promenade seeks to re-engage the City and shift attention toward how people interact with nature, the river, and the urban context.
The South Clarksville Redevelopment Plan was created for the Town of Clarksville Redevelopment Commission as an action-oriented plan to spur new development and reinvestment along the Ohio River. With intent to build the downtown that does not exist in Clarksville, town’s the plan focused on creating a mixed-use district that is intricately tied to figure parks, trails, restaurants, and amenities along the riverfront. The Ohio River focus is a long-term community investment strategy which will establish Clarksville as southern Indiana’s iconic riverfront destination.