Project Details

The City of Gary commissioned Shrewsberry to demolish the vacant Sheraton Hotel adjacent to the Gary City Hall, which resulted in a site ready for redevelopment. The City and the US EPA, with assistance from Shrewsberry’s landscape architecture division, hosted a design charrette to gather community input and create a new public plaza and front door to City Hall that also satisfied grant requirements to incorporate green infrastructure.

The City has since received a Grey to Green project grant for development of Phase 1 and plans are currently underway for bringing the design process to reality.  The goal of the project is to reduce stormwater impacts, while at the same time keeping maintenance costs low, and creating a unique Gary experience including community request of parking, a public service memorial plaza, and functional gathering spaces.