©Church Street Marketplace, SE Group, Charles Meyer Photography, Chris Dunn


Church Street Marketplace

The Church Street Marketplace is one of only a few successful pedestrian streets in North America and defines Burlington’s central commercial core. While a principal at SE Group, Chris and his team were hired for a period of 6 years to create a master plan and site-specific design projects for the 30-year-old pedestrian street. Work included creating a detailed database for the three existing blocks which identified over 2,500 items that required repair or new installations. Concurrently, we were commissioned to study options for closing the fourth block and to assist with stakeholder meetings to gauge the community’s support for the change. Our team was then commissioned to prepare detailed plans and specifications for this significant extension and overall street improvements.

Location: Burlington, VT
Project Type: Business Improvement District (BID) - Master Plan + Landscape Architecture
Area: 5 acres (.02 km2)
Awards: Honor Award, Vermont ASLA