outdoor dining

10 | Adaptive Reuse in Wilmington, NC by keihly moore

Put sidewalk dining, art and a new business on it!

by Allen Davis

Before: This building is just one example of a good adaptive reuse potential. (It's currently state-owned for a future transit center.) But it could be other things too... 

After: Put sidewalk dining, public art, and new business on the street.

This concept for encouraging the adaptive reuse of older buildings by permitting breweries in certain parts of Wilmington, NC was submitted by Allen Davis, an urban designer for Wilmington. 

3 | Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood by keihly moore

Put parallel parking, trees, outdoor dining and benches on it! 

by Aleksandra Borisenko

Before:  Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood is home to some unique Charlotte shops. The street and sidewalk, however, lack character and spaces to linger and enjoy the street life of the neighborhood.

Before: Central Avenue in Plaza Midwood is home to some unique Charlotte shops. The street and sidewalk, however, lack character and spaces to linger and enjoy the street life of the neighborhood.

After:  Addition of street trees, off-peak-hour on-street parking, outdoor dining and benches transforms Central Avenue into inviting and safe place for residents and visitors.

After: Addition of street trees, off-peak-hour on-street parking, outdoor dining and benches transforms Central Avenue into inviting and safe place for residents and visitors.