New Retail Development
A worn-out development with run-down, bland structures was revitalized to redefine a major entrance into the city of Westbrook. Buildings were expanded and renovated to spark new life into the existing retail development. Facades were treated with a variety of colorful materials and textures, including brick, canvas awnings and stucco. Parapets were stepped to break up the massing and add visual interest to individual tenants along a lengthy elevation. Traditional forms and materials were interpreted in a fresh, contemporary style. Existing structures were finessed to minimize reinforcement needed for additional snow loads due to higher parapet walls, and an efficient foundation system was designed to accommodate poor soils in one area of the addition.