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Willingboro Master Plan & Public Library
|Photo credit: Croxton Collaborative Architects, P.C.|
Team & Process
Meetings with community members, potential tenants, and project team members helped set the goals for the project. Although some tenets of New Urbanism were held as goals for the mixed-use development called for in the master plan, it became apparent that a fully New Urbanist plan would not survive in the surrounding economic environment, which is characterized by strip malls and neon lights.
The project team sometimes had to rethink the master plan on short notice to demonstrate relevance to a newly arrived developer or tenant, but the plan retained its emphasis on encouraging economic growth and environmentally sensitive development.
Almost eight years after the town began thinking through a master plan for the site, the hoped-for economic development has come to fruition. All commercial spaces in the plaza have been developed or are in negotiation, the town facilities are complete, and residential units have been constructed.
Primary Design Team MembersRandolph Croxton
Croxton Collaborative Architects, P.C.
New York, NY
ReNEWal Realty, LLC
Eagle Construction Services, Inc.
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
Lehr Consultants International
New York, NY