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Silverton Small Area Plan – Cincinnati Design Awards Winner

Silverton Small Area Plan wins Cincinnati Design Awards For Landscape Architecture & Community Planning

The Small Area Plan for the Village of Silverton promotes an active streetscape, provides for civic green space, and creates a more welcoming and walkable downtown. The design process included multiple stages of community engagement which began with a streetscape walk consisting of Village staff and focus group members to garner ideas for the future vision of the Plainfield Road streetscape. Public engagement continued with design charrettes and public open houses which were critical in creating the vision for the streetscape improvements for the diverse community.

To provide the Village of Silverton with a beautiful, pedestrian friendly streetscape promoting community building, the plan includes a Silverton gateway arch, a new pocket park, multiple streetscape parklets, a civic green with a pavilion for concerts, and community movie nights. Streetscape amenities include new streetscape pavement, pavers, planters, seating, art installations, lighting, parking, accessibility, bike racks, and Village branding.

The design was brought to life by creating extensive computer rendered 3D model videos. The rendered videos show the proposed improvements as if you were walking down the street. These videos helped to raise awareness of the plan and garner community support, promote economic development on the Village’s website, and helped successfully gain funding.

The Silverton Small Area Plan has created a meaningful impact on the community by creating a clear vision for the future streetscape and has already garnered additional funding to construct these proposed improvements.

Project Team

Urban Planner: Jay Stewart – Stewart Land Use

Landscape Architect:

Lynne Nischwitz – Lead Landscape Architect – The Kleingers Group; Jessica Rybolt – Landscape Designer; Dan Schneider – Landscape Architect


Tom Carroll – Silverton Village Manager

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