Upcycled brick was salvaged from the former site structures and employed to construct raised planting beds that double as seating.
Economic Development Success
Since construction, the park has increased tax revenue for formerly underperforming parcel and generated an estimated $350 million in construction on properties immediately adjacent to the site.
A green roof on the public restrooms helps the standalone building blend into the adjoining terraces.
Low Cost, High Value
Native and recycled materials offer functional, low-cost solutions for the park’s design. More than 700 tons of North Carolina granite, about 400 tons of bluestone, and 3,000 cubic yards of concrete establish the hardscape palette.
Telling Stories Through Integrated Signage
Creating a multi-dimensional experience, a collection of colorful wayfinding signage highlights the story behind the park. Users can learn about and engage with aspects of Romare Bearden’s life in both planned and spontaneous ways.