Westcott Streetscape

Westcott Streetscape

Collaborators: Mosaics by local artist: Mark Povinelli. SU Design students on Bus Stop: Tori Thibodeaux, Erol Ozcelik, Megan Bednarczyk

Project description

Echo has lead multiple projects in the Westcott…

Initiated by a desire for an improved gathering space along Westcott Street, Huckster Hill is a place for people who want to meet friends or have a snack outdoors. The park provides the heart of the neighborhood a safe and comfortable outdoor space that many people can use at one time.

Echo hosted public meetings with community members to collectively imagine what improvements would make the space more welcoming. In 2012, the design concepts were integrated into Save-the-Rain green-street plans, providing the parklet with twice as much green-space as had existed.

Local artist, Mark Povinelli, contributed art mosaics on the prominent bench that faces the corner of South Beech and Westcott Streets.