Homewood Martin SquareHomewood, Illinois
The Lakota Group worked with the Village of Homewood to lead a study of Homewood’s downtown and determine the feasibility of a new open space to serve the public. The needs and desires for the downtown area were determined by engaging project stakeholders and the local community. Based on that study’s findings Lakota led a multi-disciplinary team through design and construction for two critical blocks of the downtown. The recently-constructed project includes flexible streets that can be used for community events, additional plantings, entry monuments, overhead tivoli lights, and a fire feature. Downtown Homewood’s character was maintained and enhanced by highlighting an existing mural and designing monuments that reflect the art deco design of the existing village hall.