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Purchase Street Streetscape
New Bedford, MA

Pare Corporation, with William D. Warner, Architects & Planners, designed an urban landscape along four blocks of Purchase Street in downtown New Bedford.  This allowed for the return of vehicular traffic over a decade after the city had closed the street to create a pedestrian mall and was designed to maintain the pedestrian scale of the streetscape. Amenities, including decorative lighting, benches, and extended sidewalks, created attractive gathering places along this busy downtown streetscape.  The engineering design included improved circulation, improved drainage and sidewalk grading, new traffic signals and improved handicapped accessibility.