Ellis Square in Beverly moves forward!

Over 2 years ago, UBLA was approached by Gin Wallace, executive director of Beverly Main Streets, about helping to redesign Ellis Square in Beverly.  This small plaza, in serious need of updating, is a crucial piece of open space in the center of downtown Cabot Street.

​The existing Ellis Square has fallen into a state of disrepair. Photo: Matt Ulrich

Working with Beverly Main Streets, Montserrat College of Art, a local Veterans group, and other local stakeholders, UBLA has developed a design that will breathe new life into downtown Cabot Street.  We are thrilled to announce that Ellis Square has secured funding from Beverly’s Community Preservation Act in the amount of $177,000!  The balance of the construction costs will be privately raised by Beverly Main Streets, with construction anticipated to begin in 2015.

The new plaza will provide ample opportunities for outdoor concerts, public art, a new Vietnam Veteran’s memorial, and a place to just sit and relax.  Rendering:  UBLA

Rendering of proposed view from Cabot Street.  The proposed design will also address road safety improvements at the intersection of Cabot and Church Streets.  Rendering:  UBLA

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