Onancock Downtown Plan

Overview: Hill Studio worked with Town officials and downtown business owners to develop a revitalization plan for the central business district. Challenged by several large vacant buildings with absentee landlords, key strategies were needed to spur investment. The design team developed a master plan that included an artisans market fronting on the coastal creek, a park with a signature historic Skip Jack ship as a focal point, and streetscape improvements. In addition to recommended architectural rehabilitation for key buildings, the team proposed new uses that included a culinary school and arts incubator.

Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia

Planning Process: design charrette, public workshops, business owner meetings

Population: 1,200

Onancock Downtown Plan (PDF)