Glassboro is proud to announce the opening of it’s new Town Square! “This Town Square represents a unique approach to Glassboro’s Future, not just in design but in the overall Glassboro Experience. This is the future standard in suburban public green spaces and will enhance the quality of life in South Jersey.”
“No other Town Square comes close to this one, it is truly a model for South Jersey!”
Ground work for Phase 1 of this project began mid-May 2016 and will be concluded when this ribbon is cut. The two million dollar project was funded, in part by a $850,000 grant from the NJDEP Green Acres Fund and a partnership with Nexus Properties.
Engineering services were provided by Sickles & Associates, Inc.
- Site Development provided by Land Dimensions
- Architectural services provided by Clarke Caton Hintz Architecture.
Features of this amazing 1.75 acre park include:
- A Great Lawn
- A Paver Plaza
- Sculpture Garden Arts Display
- Dozens of different types of trees such as: River Birch, Honey Locust, London Plane Tree, Zelkova
- As well as shrubs: Hydrangea, Viburnum, Japanese Holly
The Crowning Jewel is Glassboro’s New Veteran’s Memorial Plaza which is our proud tribute to America’s Veteran’s.
“Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.” – Bernard Malamud
Phase 2 will include:
- Stage Terrace
- An interactive Spray Fountain
- Two Pavilions
The Town Square’s essential feature is open space, and it’s essential function is sociability.
“Formally a series of underutilized buildings, evolving into a beautifully programmed 1.75 acre park space. This hub will be animated with patios and retail uses spilling into the public space, as well as daily, weekly, seasonal and annual events, festivities and rituals, creating a vibrant and exciting energy.
The Town Square’s essential feature is open space, and it’s essential function is sociability. As we watch this area take shape on this beautiful downtown, we can see more vividly how this new downtown will become an agent of change that will make significant contributions to the area’s economy and will help create stability, jobs, and prosperity for all of Glassboro’s residents for generations to come.”
Reposted from: http://www.glassboro.org/press-releases/