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Downtown Revitalization 

Harriman provides comprehensive urban design and planning services for the development and revitalization of downtowns. In cities, this work engages us in the centers and the edges of the traditional central business districts. Our focus on downtown revitalization is to help reshape the patterns of the built environment and create the uses that are attractive in urban places today. In town and village centers, our work focuses on capturing new economic vitality that can compete with the dispersed shopping areas while reinforcing the central role of downtowns in the life of the community.

Harriman has the expertise to compose the public realm and private reinvestment. Our clients include municipalities, development authorities, development corporations, and private sector developers. We draw on our understanding of the underlying economics that drive patterns of investment. We are attentive to the practical factors that shape feasible solutions – the scale and configuration of parcels, building types, parking and access, walkability and connectivity to available transit and amenities. Our work includes planning for implementation through specialized design guidelines, zoning tools, and assistance structuring development agreements.

Harriman recognizes the critical role of design in making a downtown a place to live, work, and play. People must be attracted to a downtown because of the rich mixture of places and uses that distinguish them relative to other choices available in this mobile age.

The Downtown Revitalization Team

Jennifer M. Siciliano, AICP

Senior Urban Planner

Chicopee West Side Brownfields

Chicopee West Side Brownfields

The City of Chicopee was faced with a historic aggregation of brownfield properties in the west side of the downtown … Read More

Lee Eagle and Laurel Mills

Lee Eagle and Laurel Mills

Harriman prepared a detailed analysis and redevelopment plan for a former paper mill in Lee including a series of re-use … Read More

Westminster Crossing

Westminster Crossing

Harriman led a multi-disciplinary team that advanced Providence’s “Three Cities” initiative, preparing a vision and a plan to reconnect the … Read More

DHCD Downtown Revitalization Program

DHCD Downtown Revitalization Program

The Department of Housing & Community Development’s (DHCD) mission is to strengthen cities, towns and neighborhoods to enhance the quality … Read More

East Harwich Village Center

East Harwich Village Center

East Harwich had become one of the strongest regional commercial centers on the Cape. Yet, the land use controls were … Read More

Jewelry District/Old Harbor

Jewelry District/Old Harbor

Harriman led a multi-disciplinary team that identified a shared vision for the future of the Jewelry District, which lies at … Read More

Norwalk Parcel 3 Redevelopment Project

Norwalk Parcel 3 Redevelopment Project

Harriman served as the master planners, landscape architects and coordinating architects for the private-sector redevelopment project revitalizing the Wall Street/Harbor … Read More

Stonybrook Center

Stonybrook Center

Harriman prepared a master plan for the development of a new “town center” on 300 acres of undeveloped land for … Read More

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