The Avondale Estates Town Green Park and Commercial Center was a two-phase four-acre development within the city’s historic 1920’s Tudor Village district. Following the winning ‘Village Park’ concept plan by SSOE’s Sheri Locke, a two-acre park with 23,000 SF of adjacent commercial space transformed underutilized parcels into a heart and catalyst for Avondale Estates. Now that construction is complete, the park serves as the city’s town green and continues to be programmed with active and passive uses as well as city events, festivals, and concerts. The park includes a performance pavilion and flex-space pavilion for farmer’s markets and other gatherings.
The mixed-use development, anticipated to begin construction in 2023, is designed with office space over restaurants and retail that overlook the new park. A grand terrace—40-feet wide and 300-feet long—offers occupants outdoor dining and recreation with sweeping views of the park and surrounding future development. SSOE provided architecture, planning, and engineering services for the developer-led team selected by the city.