Union Square Designs Approved; Other Bond Projects Move Forward

November 16, 2018

Following a presentation by design firms LandDesign and 505Design at the November 6 City Council meeting, Hickory City Council unanimously approved the plans recommended by the Bond Implementation Commission for renovating Union Square and enhancing the streetscapes in downtown to better coordinate with City Walk plans. The plans increase “dwell time” in downtown by creating spaces where visitors can comfortably enjoy solitary or group activities. Keeping with the recommendations from the City Walk Subcommittee and downtown stakeholders, the designs maintain the historic feel of the Square. They also modernize aesthetics and enhance the space with a distinguished promenade along Union Square storefronts, a central pathway bisecting two large lawn areas, and additional seating areas called garden rooms or parklets.



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