The Stonehenge Company
Community Plaza Design in Historic District Sets the Stage for City Corridor Transformation
The quaint historic downtown intersection at Bridge and High Streets in the City of Dublin, Ohio has long been a community focal point and home to a small selection of local shops and restaurants. Through an important public-private partnership formed after the City’s passage of various Community and Historic Plans, OHM Advisors was engaged to design a 0.68-acre site at the “BriHi” intersection as a town center and destination place, incorporating key ideas from the City’s vision plans.
The BriHi Square design includes three buildings totaling 28,000 sf surrounding a central plaza, which is visible from the street and includes outdoor dining space, a unique water feature, and can be closed or expanded as a staging area for public events. Our team implemented design features complementing the historic nature of the area and existing Dublin architecture, including natural wood, stone and brick building materials, salt box forms, steeply pitched roofs, and board and batten siding characteristic of Ireland.
Our team designed the space to focus pedestrian traffic within the core of BriHi Square and its center plaza, with traffic circulating on the existing intersection grid and directed to a valet/drop-off area strategically located behind the plaza to facilitate patron safety and walkability. We also coordinated streetscape designs and multiple pedestrian linkages and provided improved parking options for increased numbers of visitors to the area.
As a precursor to the City’s Bridge Street Corridor Plan, the project reimagined Dublin’s historic town center and built a strong foundation for redevelopment of the entire corridor area into a vibrant, walkable mixed-use neighborhood.
Project Highlights: architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, site design and planning