Morgan Hill Third Street Plaza and Monterey Street Medians / Based on the Placemaking concepts completed with the City and community of Morgan Hill, JLJA worked with Sandis Engineers on improvements to the Third Street Plaza and a stretch of medians on Monterey Street between Main and Dunne Avenues. The Plaza project created a gathering and pedestrian zone with a deck and seating under a large heritage tree, a charging station and counter with custom tractor seat stools, specialty paving and tree grates, and planter boxes made of repurposed materials salvaged from the site. Repurposed bronzed fruit casts reference Morgan Hill's agricultural history and, secured atop salvaged wood, create custom bollards along the street edge. The Plaza leads into Monterey Street with its renovated medians. An enlivened central space features perforated corten tree boxes that double as benches and are lit up at night. Adding to the area's night-time appeal, wine barrel strap lanterns hung from the mature trees add movement and are visible above the updated planting.
Photo: Holly Lepere, Lepere Studio