Slow Street: A New Town Center for Mayflower
2015 National Association of Development Organizations Innovation Award
2015 World Architecture News Award for Urban Design: Winner
CAPDD: “The main focus of the project was coined the ‘Recovery Trifecta’ which encompassed citizen-based Recovery Plans, urban designs that showcased the citizens’ vision of the city as shown in the recovery plans, and codes and zoning that were based from the urban designs.” NADO Innovation Award
A Presentation by UACDC to the Mayflower City Council
Mayflower’s City Council was presented with a concept of a new Mayflower on Tuesday night. The University of Arkansas Community Design Center presented a slide show, and discussion of, a vision that incorporates small town living with modern, progressive amenities. Mayflower’s recovery plan from the April 2014 tornado is focused on the development of a new walkable town center with mixed residential, recreational, and commercial functions.
The report “focused on the development of a new walkable town center with mixed residential, recreational, and commercial functions. Anchored by the existing city park and scattered municipal facilities, the area selected for redevelopment poses two primary challenges.”
While just a concept, the implementation of each phase could take place one at a time, or concurrently, depending on developers, budgets and so on.
View the presentation by UACDC.
The Mayflower Recovery Visualization can be seen below: