We’re excited to share news that A2H received an Honor Award in October from the Tennessee chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for the recent downtown revitalization of Milan, Tennessee.
“We’re very proud of what this project has accomplished for the City of Milan. In addition to preserving the city’s historic character, the revitalization helped increase safety and attract locals and new visitors back to downtown,” said Michael Shelton, RLA, ASLA. Michael is the manager of the landscape architecture team at A2H and served as the project manager for the three phases of Milan’s downtown revitalization.
The project implemented a multiphase master plan intended to revitalize downtown Milan and increase its usability. As a result, the city was able to provide safe and ADA compliant pedestrian connectivity, vehicular traffic calming, and aesthetic improvements ultimately. Parts of the downtown previously featured aging infrastructure, lack of greenspace, and an unfriendly pedestrian environment.
Deteriorated and non-accessible sidewalks were replaced with entirely new streetscape and a decorative era style design. Landscape furnishings like bike racks, benches, and roadway lighting were added. Construction for Phase 3 began this fall.
With the development of the downtown master plan, A2H helped the City of Milan receive over $1.8 million in TDOT Transportation Enhancement and Alternatives grants to fund this multiphase project. The revitalization of downtown Milan was a collaborative endeavor between A2H’s design team of landscape architects and civil, structural, and electrical engineers.