Peters and Associates, Architects, P.C.

Le Mars Streetscape

Le Mars, Iowa. Le Mars Streetscape was completed in 2006 and included new brick sidewalks and crosswalks, trash receptacles, benches, and street lights. The design was to give Central Avenue a new character that would support the surrounding buildings.

Street trees were added to give downtown pedestrians and patrons shade in the summer and to create a cooler sidewalk. The street trees also provided store fronts with shade, reducing cooling loads for tenants in the summer and allowing for solar heat gain in the winter.