Maple Street Downtown Corridor & Pedestrian Plaza
Schmidt Design Group, Inc. is currently providing consultant services to the City of Escondido for the Maple Street Pedestrian Plaza and Downtown Pedestrian Corridor Master Plan. The Downtown Corridor Master Plan is a nearly ½ mile pedestrian corridor that will create a strong link and identity between the nearby residential area, Grape Day Park, museums, City Hall, public parking lots, and various activity nodes in the downtown area. The Schmidt Design Group, Inc. team has proposed a design theme they call “Brushstrokes” to draw people into downtown Escondido. The “Brushstrokes” theme includes historic tiles, decorative mosaics, and distinctive lighting to create a unique identity for the corridor. The Maple Street Pedestrian Plaza is the construction of an existing street to a narrow one-way street making room for a pedestrian plaza. The completed project will be a “festival street” and will provide places for farmers markets, craft fairs, and other gatherings. The wider parkway areas will have decorative sidewalks, trees, benches, a decorative fountain, and kiosks for community information.
Client: City of Escondido
Location: Escondido, CA