The One Wabash District: Terre Haute, Indiana

An amazing week of collaboration!  During the course of the past three days, ArtSpaces, Inc. hosted an intensive design charrette to think about a cultural amenity along the Wabash River in Terre Haute, IN. The location, known as "One Wabash" is where a single bridge historically crossed the river (later torn down). A team of design professionals (John JacksonStacy Levy, and myself) worked with the local community to envision an amazing new reuse of this land.

The outcome was a pedestrian promenade which relinks Wabash Avenue to the river. By restructuring circulation through municipal parking lots, the design was able to blend seamlessly and safely through. The future identity of One Wabash is characterized by public markets and flexible event spaces. Ending with a grand view extending over the Wabash River, one can imagine the thrill of being above the Indiana's state river.