L2Partridge is excited to announce that this week we received an AIA Merit Award for an Unbuilt Project.
Midtown Park, which is currently under construction, is an urban mixed-use residential complex planned to be constructed on the site of a former two level parking structure of the same name in Wilmington, Delaware. Located only a few blocks from the Center City Business District, the developer (Buccini Pollin Group) for this project has partnered with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Parking Authority of Wilmington, in an effort to help fulfill a broader urban initiative focused on revitalizing downtown Wilmington.
The new complex will consist of two buildings, one a four-level structure with a five-level parking garage below grade, and the other, a nine level tower. The buildings are linked by an enclosed pedestrian bridge at the second level. In response to the urban context, and important to the design, is the creation of a new pedestrian-friendly street (Burton Place) between the two buildings to be used as an area for block parties, markets, and other neighborhood events. The complex is scheduled to be complete in 2018.
The critics commented that the project respectfully contributed to the larger urban agenda while also providing housing for a wide variety of individuals and families.