Design of simple spaces can hugely influence the relationships that are born there.
Simple spaces- such as the sidewalk outside of your home, or the grass knoll in the center of town- transcend the basic thought. SSM worked with Oxford Borough, in Chester County, to prepare preliminary and final design plans/specifications for streetscape enhancements. Enhancements included crosswalks, curb designs, pedestrian bump-outs, and design of sidewalks. Enhancements also included planters, benches, and street lights.
Welcoming sidewalks and street spaces foster a sense of community and engagement within a public space. By enhancing their streetscapes, Oxford Borough invested in the social engagement of their residents and their visitors. Making streetscapes accessible, safe, and welcoming invites positive social interactions to occur.