REVITALIZING A TREASURED COMMUNITY EVENT SPACE

OLD TOWN SQUARE

FORT COLLINS, CO

 

INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES AT THE CORE OF URBAN REVITALIZATION

After 30 years of use, Old Town Square was due for an upgrade. The beloved square was suffering from aging infrastructure that could not keep up with current demand. With the need for utility improvements came the opportunity to refresh the space. The most critical aspect of the renovation effort was to maintain the intimate feeling of the square. Through extensive stakeholder feedback, studioINSITE created a detailed program document, schematic design and construction documentation.


PRESERVING COMMUNITY TREASURES, UPGRADING FOR TODAY'S USES

The iconic fountain was updated and a new water feature was added. A large performance stage was designed to host Fort Collins' many outdoor concerts. The redesigned Old Town Square is a more unified space that can host large gatherings. studioINSITE's design efforts successfully revitalized the heart of the community while maintaining the essence of the place that people cherish.

 
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