Project profile: Willingboro Master Plan & Public Library
One of America's three original Levittowns, Willingboro is home to hundreds of nearly identical houses that were designed to be built quickly. The project site, developed as Willingboro Plaza in 1959, provided the main retail and commercial tax base for the residential population of 33,000. The failure and abandonment of the 56-acre shopping center in 1990 was disastrous for the community.
The new master plan for the plaza, developed with the help of the community, was designed to remediate the brownfield site and calls for commercial and residential development and the reuse of as many of the existing structures as possible.
(2007 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects recipient)