Eton, Chagrin Boulevard, was under-utilized, under-performing real estate that was also deteriorating, particularly in public spaces over structured parking. The owners asked Bialosky Cleveland, in collaboration with David B. Meleca Architects, to detail and implement a bold design for revitalization, while maximizing re-use of the existing complex.
This project is unique in that it transitions from a typical retail strip layout to one that creates a place for people to gather and socialize. The place created is used by locals everyday to gather and enjoy ice cream, a book or a game of chess. The landscape/hardscape design of more than 30,000 sq. ft. creates a real place that is accentuated by lush landscape. Seasonal plantings assure that color will always define the edges of the hardscape while large sculptures serve as memorable landmarks.