Project Type

Retail Planning & Design


WS Development


Completed 2014


Chestnut Hill, MA


406,000 SF


Mark Eclipse, Michael Blanchard

First class architecture and site design transforms the region’s oldest suburban shopping center into a center fitting for the 21st century.

David Fleming, Corporate Marketing Director, WS Development

The Street is a new town center and retail destination created using thoughtful design and quality materials that convey a sense of excitement and sophistication. The design concept transforms a suburban strip retail center into a more active mix of specialty retail stores alongside office and entertainment uses.

Carefully planning the site around methods of placemaking, we reoriented the nearby Route 9 into an “urban” street lined with shops and linked by multiple pedestrian walkways that function as merchant rows, alive with sidewalk cafes and retailers’ display windows. Parking is reorganized with defined streets and parking lots directly fronting sidewalks and retail entries.

Gold Medal: Renovations/Expansions, Mixed Use Projects, 2014

International Council of Shopping Centers