Whitaker Park Study

Whitaker Park Study

At its opening in 1961, Whitaker Park was considered one of the most advanced manufacturing operations in the world. Situated on 220 acres, this vast complex of open areas and multi-purpose structures was being vacated by its owner and Walter Robbs was tasked with helping determine viable options for the property.

The concept of “access”was a central theme in our approach and one which effectively transformed a property that had previously allowed only employees to be on it. Our designs introduced ideas that connected both people and communities: we incorporated pedestrian and bicycle greenways; envisioned a new vehicular entrance procession from the nearby expressway; identified the best areas for light industrial or mixed-use development, and; visualized how one quadrant could connect a nearby university’s academic and athletic facilities.

Project Information

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Whitaker Park Development Authority

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