This retail development has been holistically integrated into its surroundings, defining a destination that draws people for shopping, dining, art, landscape and gathering. Realized as a design-build renovation, an existing 1.7-acre retail plaza has been replanned as a vibrant center for community, animated with custom artworks and lush plantings. Taking cues from the Mediterranean style architectural language, new paving and plantings offer shade and seasonal interest and a backdrop for gatherings and events.
The most successful element in welcoming people to Rosemary Square is a new organization at grade, with paving that blurs the boundary between the plaza and the road, to seamlessly accommodate large gatherings. This curbless approach signals both accessibility and welcome.
An open lawn and water feature occupy the flexible central space of the plaza, programmed with free events such as fitness classes, musical performances, holiday celebrations, movie nights, and more. A lushly planted palm grove and custom wood seating strike an arc that frames this central gathering zone. Planted terraces with palm and banyan trees are located along the curved arcade of shops and restaurants, providing shaded seating areas that invite the public to linger. Two significant works of public art add to the civic ambience.