The Mansfield Downtown Partnership Inc. : Mansfield, CT
This new village has a central green and a pedestrian-oriented residential neighborhood to its east. The two-acre green faces Storrs Road and is bordered by the new UCONN School of Fine Arts on one edge, and three-story buildings containing stores, offices and apartments on the other three sides. The green will be a central public space, with the University on one side, sharing the space with civic offices, businesses and townspeople. Emphasizing the University as part of the town, it will be a place for students, faculty and visitors to congregate off-campus.
The diagonal pedestrian path through the campus will extend through the green to the neighborhood, to form a continuous ribbon of connection linking town residents to all parts of the University. East of the green is a grid of streets with a mix of low-rise apartment buildings, duplex, studio apartments, and single-family houses.