Building Bridges – St. Charles & Rino Station

It’s all an too familiar situation in a rapidly changing city; what happens when new development is directly adjacent to an existing mainstay of the surrounding community? Conflict is often the result but in the case of St. Charles, rather than just hoping to avoid any friction, the Cole neighborhood decided to directly confront all the potential players and invite them into a participatory process to preempt any future disagreements. This process has resulted in a document known as “Building Bridges – The Union of Public and Private at St. Charles Place Park”.

Valerian is proud to help facilitate this process and design St. Charles Place Park as a place that serves all within the Cole community.

Click here to view/download Building Bridges.