Projects Fire Station Commemorative Plaza
The Delray Beach CRA’s 2002 Downtown Master Plan identified NW/SW 5th Avenue as the mid-point along Atlantic Avenue, between Interstate I-95 and the downtown core. The plan recommended the creation of twin public plazas on the northwest and southwest corners of the intersection to serve as a new neighborhood center and gathering place for the community as a whole. CGA designed the plaza on the Northwest corner which consists of landscape features and pedestrian amenities. The design also included colorful terrazzo and keystone pavers similar to the Libby Wesley Plaza (SW corner) of intersection, and includes four bronze emblems featuring fire rescue motifs. Green building elements such as permeable pavers and native vegetation were also incorporated into the project. The design allows for seamless integration into the Atlantic Avenue corridor while still honoring the unique civic identity of the Fire Rescue Headquarters.