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STAMFORD MIXED-USE MASTER PLAN Stamford, Connecticut

MGA provided master planning and architectural design services for this mixed- use development. MGA prepared master plans for several major parcels of property in downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The program covered 150 housing units, a new City Hall, commercial space, parking for 1800 cars and 730,000 S.F. of office space.

The master plan for a mixed-use development encompassing two blocks in downtown Stamford, Connecticut included offices, stores, apartments, a municipal office building and parking for 1900 cars. Two schemes were prepared based on similar programs of use, but with differing site configurations, according to the availability of specific parcels of land. The project was suspended at the conclusion of the master plan phase.

Both schemes for the master plan addressed the scale and function of the local context. Existing buildings surrounding the site contain retail shops at street level and offices above. The proposed development retained this pattern at the street and in a series of linked public spaces through the center of these large blocks. In the first scheme, a major pedestrian axis was established between an existing public park to the west and an enlarged public square to the east. Small-scale housing units faced the park along Washington Street. An outdoor rotunda, with a retail base and five stories of offices above, established the west end of the internal east west axis. A skylit pedestrian arcade would have extended eastward to the retail base of the 15-story twin office towers which faced the public square.

MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY

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