Summit’s Planning and Landscape Architecture teams are collaborating to help the Town of Appomattox improve the downtown user experience for its residents and visitors. The project is currently under construction.
The Planning team undertook an assessment of building facades and amenities and community outreach for the Downtown Revitalization efforts. The work also included creating an Economic Restructuring Plan and Blight Elimination Plan. Summit worked with the Town to compile and submit a CDBG grant application for which the Town was awarded $700,000. The Planning team is currently assisting with administering the implementation of the project that includes building façade and streetscape improvements.
Our landscape architecture team designed several streetscape improvements with special attention to respecting the historic character and traditional materials of the town. Once construction is complete, the improvements will offer residents and visitors a more enjoyable downtown experience with additional seating, lighting, and accessibility improvements. Design solutions included sidewalk pocket parks with seating, historically appropriate sidewalk lighting, and gateway signage.