Lowell Mills Development Site Planning and Landscape Design

Lowell, Massachusetts

Harriman served its client, the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management, and led a team of professionals in the redevelopment of the long abandoned former Lawrence Mills complex. Harriman served as the prime consultant, site designers and landscape architects. The project included housing, office and educational components developed by separate entities. The site plan created a shared green space and allocated parking to the edges of the site. The landscape design featured exhibits interpreting the former waterpower canals that were threaded through the site, and the design used landscape features to forge a new riverfront pedestrian link between the University of Massachusetts campus and downtown Lowell. An interior park and new infrastructure system were designed to support the developments and to aid in visually and economically restoring this historic site.