Shadley Associates was prime consultant working with the City of Nashua, subconsultant engineers and a construction manager on the Labine Open Space, a new public park in the Tree Streets neighborhood.  The site consists of six parcels totaling .46 acres of recently acquired land located at an important intersection.  The City’s goal was to create an important public space that is a gateway into the Tree Streets Neighborhood and the City’s downtown and serves as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization and private investment.  Shadley Associates prepared concept alternatives that addressed the project goals and the site constraints, and included varying components of the many requested program elements.  Through a series of bilingual public meetings, the alternatives were filtered to the Preferred Concept Plan, and construction documents were prepared.  The new park includes passive spaces with chess/checker tables, benches and stone dust paving and active areas including a paved area for wheeled and iced activities with a vibrant paving pattern, utility building and benches.  The park plan also includes a large lawn space, boulder seating with mist, a climbing structure, shade trees and ornamental plantings and is enclosed with a freestanding wall that utilizes bricks from the Labine building which formerly stood on the site.  The park was finished in June, 2012. 

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