The Plaza in Downtown Ashland The Plaza in Downtown Ashland Under construction
Under construction

The Plaza in Downtown Ashland

Ashland, Oregon

Covey Pardee was the prime consultant for the design of the Plaza in Downtown Ashland. The plaza is an historic focal point of the community, located at the entrance to Lithia Park, where the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the historic downtown converge. As such, the project garnered a great deal of attention, and CPLA's initial undertaking was to conduct a public outreach process to explain the project and gather community input. Covey Pardee's task was to prepare a design that captured the essence of the place, met the needs of a diverse community, and respect the rich historic context of the location. Work included public meetings, staff and city council presentations,  conceptual and schematic design, and complete construction documents. Covey Pardee provided plans and specifications for site demolition, construction layout, grading, construction details, site furniture, lighting, irrigation and planting.