COLLEGE SQUARE


CATEGORY

Mixed-Use, Multifamily, Retail

LOCATION

Newark, DE

ROLE

Land Planner, Architect


The revisioning of a former 46 acre local retail center transformed it to a community-need-driven, horizontal mixed-use complex. From a nearly 100% impervious site of parking and retail, the complex is now a destination-based, family-centric neighborhood. The transformation began with the removal of nearly 100,000 SF of underused retail. A vehicular expansion of Delaware avenue from the University of Delaware campus now extends through the site, welcoming the community. A central pedestrian plaza is flanked with five new boutique restaurant buildings with outdoor seating areas. A one acre community green has been added with an entertainment pavilion, playground, and open space. The neighboring bike trail extends into the site and offers recreation and regional access. 306 luxury apartments connected by green space and amenities activate the site and replace the razed retail.

14,000 SF of amenities include:

  • Hotel style business center, a luxury club room with a game area and sunken lounge, media room, and a gamer’s viewing room.
  • Luxury outdoor pool.
  • Fitness center with spin, yoga, and cross fit training.
  • Two fire pit seating and grilling areas, two rooftop decks, and enclosed dog park.
  • EV charging stations.
  • Walking connection to restaurant plaza and retail.

parking spaces

Retail Parking=1,302 spaces
Residential Parking=612 spaces
Bike Parking=386

PROJECT SIZE

398,000 SF Residential
28,000 SF Retail

PROJECT DATA

306

UNITS

46 total, 9 residential

ACRES

34

DU/AC.

448-1599

AVG.SQ.FT

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