Justison Landing Mixed-Use Development

Wilmington, Delaware
Client: Delaware Department of Transportation and Riverfront Development Corporation

Overview

Created a thriving, safe urban riverfront district with people-friendly connections to the Christina River along with park and plaza areas with passive and active activities. Justison Landing is a vibrant, urban mixed-use riverfront redevelopment on a former 33-acre brownfield site in Wilmington, Delaware, and is phase one of a multi-phased $500 million project with 260 condominiums; 50 townhouses; 184 loft units; 196 apartments; 98,000 sq. ft. of retail space; and 300,000 sq. ft. of commercial space.

Firm Accomplishments

  • Planned, designed and implemented a comprehensive urban redevelopment master plan.
  • Established a hierarchy of streetscape treatments for a new, 12 city-block grid.
  • Took initial concepts through construction and worked collaboratively with engineers, architects, developers and state and city agencies including Delaware Department of Transportation; Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware; The Buccini/Pollin Group, developer/client; RK&K, engineers.
  • Designed a new central brick-and-granite plaza with a raised intersection that is reminiscent of traditional European plazas.
  • Addressed urban runoff water and promoted infiltration with stormwater management practices.

Awards

2012 Merit Award from American Society of Landscape Architects, Maryland and Potomac Chapters 2010 Brick in Architecture Award as a Silver Winner in the Paving and Landscape Architecture category from The Brick Industry Association