Phase Zero Design was the architect for Norwichtown Commons, a successful 'de-malling' project that involved converting an indoor mall into an open air center in Norwich, CT. After construction, tenant rate skyrocketed to over 90% and the plaza experienced a large increase in foot traffic. Norwichtown Commons was awarded “Best Community Revitalization Project” at the 2014 CREW CT Blue Ribbon Awards Showcase. Principal and Senior LEED architect, Matthew Wittmer, discusses the project:
UConn has been expanding and growing, and the needs of students changing. In recent years, the growth of the student body and general demand for more amenities at the university resulted in the development of Storrs Center, a new downtown destination.