Small Plazas – Size Matters

The most common mistake made when designing a plaza or square is to make it too big. If the square is not sized right for the number of people that will be using it, you end up with a dead space.Small, intimate and lively is better, and by a happy coincidence, cheaper. Kaching!

A plaza that is only 60 feet on each side has capacity for hundreds of people.Quiet Plaza in Spain

Plazas naturally become the center for economic activity. Economic activity draws people, in a self-sustaining circle. Make sure there is plenty of public seating, including tables. I think a basic public restroom on each square is a good idea.

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