The District at Latimer Square
Bloomington, IN | retail/mixed use | urban design/planning
ELS is working with Trinitas Ventures to create a vision for the development of a former 13-acre Kmart site near College Mall in Bloomington, Indiana into a walkable, mixed-use district anchored by a destination public space and activated with a variety of retail offerings. The urban design plan establishes a grid of streets and pedestrian paseos designed for a walkable environment as well as connecting back to Bloomington’s historic street grid in the event the neighboring indoor mall redevelops in the future. ELS held a week-long community workshop to engage the Bloomington community and better develop the site master plan with local influences. The workshop tackled issues such as the site’s ability to accommodate growth, reduce urban sprawl, encourage use of bike and public transit, moderate building height and density, and capturing the charm that makes Bloomington, Indiana the beautiful City that it is.