Winning Idea for Bridge Square Redesign

BridgeSquarePlan1916…well, the winning idea back in 1916, back when it was still called Mill Square…its original name back when it was platted by Northfield founder John North.

It’s just one of a number of design concepts that will be remembered and/or reviewed (including one for a skyscraper apartment building in Bridge Square with a skyway to a riverfront commercial building…no kidding, they actually built a model of the concept) at next week’s Public Open House.

It’s the second in a series of three open houses, considering possible design changes to Northfield historic Bridge Square, Monday, December 9th, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Riverview Conference Room of the Archer House River Inn, 212 Divison Street.

There are some specific objectives for the meeting, other than looking at a variety of plans for public spaces.  The objectives include:

•Comprehensive understanding of “forces” that affect Bridge Square
•Review public plazas/square case studies to see how other spaces relate to Bridge Square
•Define positive and negative attributes about Bridge Square
•Develop or refine a “Vision” for the future of Bridge Square
•Generate and discuss ideas for the redesign of Bridge Square

As you can see, it’ll be a stimulating couple of hours.  For more information, go to the project website, Concepts for a Future Bridge Square.