The Shoppes at Anderson Towne Center
A unique solution to the Township’s desire to return an automobile-oriented space to pedestrian and Kroger’s need for shopping and dining space.
Kroger has embarked on a 50,000 SF expansion of their Anderson Towne Center store on Beechmont Avenue – making it the grocery chain’s largest storefront in the US. Part of the expansion includes development of retail buildings and a public plaza on the corner at Beechmont Avenue and Wolfangel Road.
Driven by a Township plan which identified a conceptual site layout, KZF provided architecture, urban design, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and structural engineering services for two retail/restaurant buildings centered on a pedestrian plaza. The pedestrian-oriented design promotes access from multiple sides of the building, indoor and outdoor seating areas, pocket parks with areas for artwork, landscaping and storefront display spaces that engage Beechmont Avenue.
This work stemmed from the Downtown Anderson Vision Plan (also created by KZF) which suggests how the area between Towne Center Way and Asbury Road should be developed – through a central outdoor public plaza, streetscape enhancements, pedestrian facilities, building placement and character, improved vehicular access/circulation and building facade improvements.