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Linden Square at Gladstone Village Center

Gladstone, Missouri

The City of Gladstone selected Confluence to lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop a signature destination park planned to serve as a central gathering place in the City’s emerging Village Center redevelopment area. Located adjacent to City Hall, the park space is designed to host weekly programmed family-friendly events, and is also anticipated to play a central role in hosting numerous larger community events and festivals throughout the year.

Key design features include an amphitheater, a pavilion that serves as a stage, an open lawn space that converts to a synthetic ice rink, pedestrian plaza spaces, and a parking lot that can be utilized as a Community Farmer’s Market. This new community amenity is designed to stimulate interest in redeveloping surrounding properties in the Village Center area, and an adjacent portion of the site was preserved for a future building.

During the design process, a developer was identified and the design of the adjacent multi-story building began to take shape. Confluence assisted the City in coordinating numerous aspects of these two projects to improve the relationship of these adjacent facilities, including the use of a walk-out basement providing community restrooms, concession area, and storage for a variety of City equipment that supports the multi-use nature of this dynamic park space.