Design Guidelines for University Station Development

Westwood, Massachusetts

Harriman prepared detailed design guidelines for the mixed-use, transit-oriented development at University Station, previously named Westwood Station. The design guidelines included architecture, landscape architecture, signage, and lighting for development that includes over 4 million square feet of uses on 130 acres near the Route 128 commuter rail and intercity rail station. The guidelines established key relationships between retail, restaurant and commercial uses along streets. The guidelines required characteristics to create variety and interest in new development. Using numerous examples of desirable precedents, the Town-adopted guidelines reflected the community’s desire to ensure that comfortably scaled spaces and building facades emerged as development unfolded.