On the Boards
The Neighborhood Square is designed to function as the heart and center of the Chevy Chase Lake development. Its open space and edges accommodate both daily uses such as outdoor dining and casual seating to programmed functions like concerts in the park, seasonal markets and festivals.
The proposed design seeks to provide ample opportunity for the integration of programmed activities centered around culture and the arts. The space will be activated by a mix of moveable umbrellas, tables & chairs, potted seasonal plantings and other site furnishings. Provisions have also been made in this area for the potential integration of an at-grade, interactive water feature. This feature will be designed to provide an attractive centerpiece within the Square, without negatively impacting programming.
The Purple Line Plaza (Transit Plaza) is conceived with both the demands of a public plaza and private landscape environments in mind. As such, it is designed to present both a public/civic quality for visitors to the project arriving via rail, but also to create a comfortable and appropriate private edge for the residence who live along its edges. Movement from the platform is provided by stair and ramps, both organized around the geometry of the central oval.