Westminster Central Plaza
A large central plaza will be the heart of a new downtown
The City of Westminster has embarked on an ambitious journey to become the next urban center on Colorado’s Front Range beginning with the construction of a new downtown at the site of a former shopping mall. Wenk Associates is leading the conceptual and detailed design of streetscapes throughout Westminster’s new downtown and the 1.2-acre Central Plaza.
Westminster’s Central Plaza is designed to host up to 200 events per year, from small gatherings to large festivals year-round and will be the center of public life for the community. A large central assembly space with an open pavilion can accommodate farmers markets, performances, and festivals. Sloped lawns provide a place where visitors can gather leisurely to enjoy the Colorado sunshine or view an evening concert. A ‘stage’ can be used not only for performances, but also for lounging and people watching. An interactive water feature provides ambiance as well as a place to sit or play. Other features include tree canopies for shade; a surface area for games, food trucks, and pop-up retail; and leisure swings for relaxing amongst the gardens.
The Plaza was completed in October 2018 and is awaiting new development to fill in around it.