Tennessee Street Park

History and Southern hospitality are distinct characteristics of the City of Savannah. A2H developed a park Master Plan for the city to commemorate its uniqueness and to touch on three key elements: historic preservation, native landscaping, and community gathering. As a result of the master plan, a $250,000 LPRF grant was awarded to help fund the new Tennessee Street Park. 

Completed in 2014, the 6.4-acre park sits on the site of the Savannah Institute, a school from the late 19th century. Some parts of the school – two monuments and a stone sign at the front entrance – were salvaged. The park’s brick pathways, iron entranceway and fences, and 17-foot cast iron fountain were installed to blend the park with the city’s antebellum character. A variety of woody and herbaceous plants was added for shade and color, and a crushed limestone pathway leads to a butterfly garden of native perennials and annuals. 

A2H’s primary goal was to provide a versatile public space for all ages to experience. The park features two playgrounds, two splash pads, a walking path, a concessions building, and shaded pavilions with dining areas. A large open lawn allows space for community events like movie screenings and concerts.

 

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Memphis Health Center Renovation & Expansion

We're proud to announce that the Memphis Health Center was nominated as a finalist for the 2016 Building Memphis Awards for its recent renovation and expansion. The nomination is in the Best Public/Private Project (less than $10 million) category. 

The Memphis Health Center provides affordable and comprehensive health care services to
uninsured and low-income patients in Shelby and Fayette counties. Over the past 40 years, the clinic expanded its services to include internal medicine, dentistry, pediatrics, obstetrics / gynecology, onsite pharmacy, radiology, lab services, podiatry and ophthalmology. Due to growing demand, A2H helped the Memphis Health Center renovate its existing space in South Memphis and expand the facility by an additional 6,800 square feet.

The project involved reprogramming the clinic’s inefficient layout to improve patient/staff flow and to allow flexibility for future growth. Interior renovations, which included new flooring, fixtures, and finishes, were made to refresh the clinic with a modern look. The front entrance was relocated to the corner of E.H. Crump Boulevard and South 4th Street and now features a canopy for safe patient drop off/pick up and enters to a new naturally lit lobby.

With the expansion, the clinic now accommodates additional space for a new waiting area, a larger pharmacy, and extra exam rooms and offices for more patients to be treated throughout the day. Services and administrative offices were relocated from the site’s portable trailers to the new addition.

Prior to this project, the Memphis Health Center served approximately 15,000 patients each year. With the additional exam rooms and services, the new 31,000-square-foot clinic can now serve an additional 11,500 patients annually.


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Walker Avenue Streetscape Enhancements

Walker Avenue runs adjacent to the University of Memphis campus and features several businesses frequented by students. The City of Memphis wanted streetscape enhancements to encourage pedestrian and bicycle activity while also increasing multimodal safety from passing vehicles. 

A2H developed a pedestrian-oriented Master Plan and design for Walker Avenue. Phase 1 of this project spans down 820 feet of Walker Avenue. A pedestrian plaza will create a central focal point of the enhanced area. Streetside parking will be modified to angled entry to help separate vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Other improvements in the first phase include the replacement of existing sidewalks with ADA access and limitation of curb cuts for easier pedestrian access to businesses. 

For Phase 1, A2H helped the city obtain a $529,436 Transportation Enhancement grant from TDOT.


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