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Downtown Santa Fe Plaza & Market Trail | City of Temple

Temple, TX

Project Description: When designing Santa Fe Plaza, KPA wanted to enhance Downtown Temple, and we accomplished just that. The $38 million redevelopments have allowed for numerous Downtown festivities and the addition of the 34,000 square feet Santa Fe Business Center. This project also included the redesign and layout of Avenue A, Avenue B, 5th Street, 7th Street, 9th Street, and parking along these streets. The multi-functional plaza has brought abundant opportunities to the Temple area by adding 300 jobs.

The Santa Fe Plaza project also included the development of the 3-acre Santa Fe Market, which is home to a food court pavilion, garden, an open lawn, and pavilion. A pedestrian path was included to allow easy access between the plaza and the Santa Fe Market.

Throughout this project, we collaborated with Covey Planning + Landscape Architecture to bridge the gap between open space and the City’s core by combining the historical features of Downtown Temple to create a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere. Santa Fe Plaza has become the location of many Downtown activities, something Temple residents have come to love.

The Santa Fe Plaza and Market Trail was recently awarded for its grand developments by being named the “Best Downtown Public Improvement” in Texas. This award highlights how Santa Fe Plaza has assisted in the revitalization of Downtown Temple and contributed to the growth of Temple. Santa Fe Plaza has become a place for people to enjoy themselves while also allowing them to see Temple’s rich heritage illustrated throughout the design. It has boosted the quality of life for residents, making people want to live, work, and play in Temple, Texas. Through this project, you can see our strong focus on the public and how we strive to make the municipalities we work with become a place its citizens will enjoy.

Scope of Services: Civil, Landscape & Electrical Design, Design Surveys, Bidding, Construction Administration, On-Site Representation, Right-of-Way Surveys, Environmental & Geotechnical, and Metes & Bounds

Construction Cost: $38,000,000