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Moore Square Redevelopment

Kimley-Horn provided civil engineering, traffic design, and permitting services for the revitalization of Moore Square park in downtown Raleigh.

Established in 1792, Moore Square park was originally one of five public green spaces created for the City of Raleigh. While partnering with Sasaki Associates’ Urban Studio, Kimley-Horn provided civil engineering, traffic design, permitting, and construction administration services for the revitalization of this historic park in downtown Raleigh.

The new design includes a building for concessions and restrooms, an interactive water area, a children’s play area, and open green space for community events and programs. Events and programs include a weekly farmers market, movies on the lawn, and music in the park. Due to its high-profile nature, the 4-acre project has included extensive interaction with the public.

Despite the many changes and development seen by Moore Square over the years, one element has remained the same: the park’s historic oaks. The oak trees, some as old as the park itself, line the perimeter and entrance to the park. The park is listed on the National Register of Sites and is designated as a Raleigh Historic Landmark. Over the years, the park has seen numerous landscaping design, commercial and transitional use, and visitors. The new space is designed to increase visibility within the park using wide, interconnected sidewalk paths. Moore Square plans to achieve connectivity between the past and the future and welcome visitors with its central location, historical significance, open design, and community events.