Luckett and Farley collaborated closely with the City of New Albany to revitalize its downtown corridor. The relocation of the city hall to a beautifully restored historical building on Main Street was a catalyst for improving pedestrian safety and the overall visual appeal of this prominent area.

Luckett & Farley’s innovative design approach focused on expanding pedestrian spaces, introducing comfortable seating amenities, and creating a unified aesthetic that complemented the downtown businesses.

The final design transformed curbside parking spaces into dynamic community gathering areas, uniquely tailored to support each building’s façade and business activities. A key element of the project was the implementation of a road diet, reducing the width of a two-lane road. This not only slowed traffic for increased safety but also opened up more space
for pedestrians.

The streetscape now encompasses pedestrian pathways, spaces to support local businesses, charming street parklets, environmentally friendly
bio-remediation landscape islands, and a cohesive wayfinding bollard system. These enhancements were carefully integrated into the historical context of the area, bridging the past with the present to create a vibrant and inviting downtown atmosphere.

Project Details


City of New Albany

Services Provided

Master Planning

Landscape Architecture