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Moore Square Receives IDA Downtown Achievement Award of Excellence!

The International Downtown Association recognized Moore Square in Raleigh, North Carolina with the Downtown Achievement Award of Excellence!

“Moore Square was among 12 qualified entries in the category of Planning, Design, and Infrastructure which IDA identifies as one of the seven professional urban place management practice areas. This category features unique organizational approaches and projects in the areas of downtown master planning, streetscape improvements, sustainable infrastructure, and way-finding.

Since 1792, Moore Square has been a place of gathering, reflection, entertainment, and recreation for the citizens of Raleigh. The four-acre downtown urban green space was originally conceived as one of five public green spaces for the City of Raleigh. In recent years, frequent large-scale events and daily use have taken their toll on the park’s vegetation, soils, and paving. This pressure, combined with the planned development in the surrounding neighborhood, prompted the city to renovate Moore Square to meet the changing needs of its users.”  Sasaki

Congratulations to the community and the City of Raleigh! Congratulations also to the consultant team, including Sasaki (the project lead and prime consultant), Brad Goldberg, Kimley-Horn, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, HR&A Advisors, HLB Lighting, Dewberry and Hanbury Consulting.

A long and fruitful relationship, Agency’s leadership team loved every minute of working with the City of Raleigh. We began working with the City when Brie managed the Raleigh Downtown Experience Plan (which made Moore Square’s renovation a priority) and culminated in Gina and Eamonn leading the design of Moore Square (alongside Raleigh’s Stephen Bentley and Grayson Maughan and Sasaki’s world-class civil engineer Zach Chrisco!) – all while at Sasaki.

Read more on IDA’s website and Sasaki’s press release. We have loved seeing the many ways that Moore Square is used and loved by the people of Raleigh, as shown in this gif of Instagram posts!