RVE prepared a conceptual design plan for the three-block pedestrian mall located at the end of Washington Street in the City of Cape May, NJ. This concept plan was based on our meetings with project stakeholders and required careful consideration of the needs of merchants, tourists and residents. In addition, careful consideration of the community’s historic character was included in the design. The space needed to provide additional seating for the elderly and spaces for outdoor dining without hindering the enormous flow of pedestrian traffic. Only the highest quality materials were selected, including granite curbs, brick sidewalks, bluestone cobble, ornamental pedestrian lighting, and two water features. A conceptual plan was presented to over 150 people and used a three-dimensional, computer-generated fly-through to show how the space will look when completed. Once the concept plan was approved, construction began on revamping the mall. With the summer months having the highest tourist volume, it was important the project be kept on time and within budget. The Washington Street Mall was completed in June 2008, just in time for the vacationers to visit in hot summer months at the Jersey shore.
RVE stayed on schedule to complete the project before the summer months just in time for the vacationers to visit this shore town.
Originally constructed in 1971, RVE was apart of the major renovation that happened in 2008. One main goal was to keep the historic charm this gathering space holds for the town while making it more functional for visitors and those who reside in the community.
2021 Great Street by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA NJ)
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