Envisioned as an active, vibrant place, the urban design approach for Glenmont Metrocenter builds on the transit-oriented vision articulated in the Glenmont Sector Plan. HCM responsibilities include rezoning, urban design, public outreach, and landscape architectural design.
The task was to plan and design a premier activity center that provides identity for the larger Glenmont area enhanced by its proximity to transit.
While responding to the overall goal, a design priority is the creation of a legible, compact mixed-use neighborhood with walkable streets. HCM’s plan also focuses on preservation of environmental features as an integral part of the design.
Registered LEED-ND Pilot, the plan celebrates sustainability in the public space design, building design, pedestrian amenities as well as the strategic location to public transit