Milford, Michigan, DDA Main Street Improvements was a complete reconstruction of downtown Milford. The tumbled pavers were chosen carefully to match the existing historical buildings. Precise layout and detailed cutting helped line the uneven storefronts. The gray accent border parallel to the road takes away the inconsistency of the rectilinear lines. Planter beds were created to accommodate street trees, annuals and perennials planted by the Milford Garden Club. We installed the 30,000 square feet of brick pavers along Main Street as well as in Main Street Park. The project was completed on schedule to allow for the Milford Annual Fourth of July parade. Careful planning and scheduling on the part of the architect and contractors assured that the retail stores lining Main Street did not suffer business interruptions.
- Landscape architect: Grissim Metz Andriese
- Awards: 2003 Concrete Pavement Award for Decorative and Durable Designs
- Main characteristic of the project: Downtown streetscape, street improvement
- Challenges of the project: To improve the landscape of the downtown street without interrupting the business of the retail stores with a tight schedule in a tight construction area.
- How we made it work: WH Canon Landscape Company conducted careful planning and scheduling and worked closely with the designers and other construction trades. WH Canon Landscape Company’s cooperation with the designers assured that the retail stores lining Main Street did not suffer business interruptions.