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Chestnut Street Plaza

TKDA revitalizes new pedestrian plaza that overlooks historic lift bridge

The City of Stillwater has redeveloped Chestnut Street between Main Street and the Stillwater Lift Bridge, transforming it from a typical street section of shared space between pedestrians, bicycles, vehicles, and trucks into a comfortable plaza exclusively for pedestrians and bicycles. TKDA’s integrated design team of landscape architects and engineers worked with the City of Stillwater, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Washington County on the plaza design. The newly reconstructed Chestnut Street Plaza successfully combines a unique blend of urban design and innovative engineering techniques with a focus on community, creating a space that honors and preserves the City of Stillwater’s historic character while changing how the community utilizes the area to accommodate non-vehicular modes of travel, seating areas, and events.

CLIENT: City of Stillwater
LOCATION: Stillwater, Minnesota