MESA was invited by the Town of Addison to participate in a design exercise focusing on the North and South Quorum Districts, and the Beltway District. The Beltway District is primarily a single family residential area with narrow sidewalks and a lack of pedestrian connectivity to surrounding areas of Town. To address these challenges, MESA designed pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths with a minimum 8’ width that move away from the street curb and enhance safety without intruding on adjacent residences. Native landscape buffers were added to create a barrier between the pedestrian walkway and the street, while hardscape and lighting additions allow for seating opportunities and enhance safety.
MESA also collaborated with the Town to identify key intersections within the District that could be aesthetically improved. The primary focus was the area at Beltway and Proton, a residential neighborhood adjacent to the popular Addison Athletic Club. This space becomes a visual landmark and community gateway that includes a compelling blue metal sculpture surrounded by native plants. Multi-tiered hardscape planting beds also serve as seating areas for pedestrians and include regional plant materials that enhance the Town’s brand.