Paramount Theater Reuse

The Paramount Theater was an abandoned theater in downtown Youngstown, Ohio. The theater, along the main drag of the City, was slated to be demolished and replaced with a parking lot. While parking is not an ideal use for a downtown location, improvements and public space could make the use more attractive and pedestrian friendly. Working with Youngstown leaders, I designed an improvement plan to remove the blighted theater and replace it with an attractive urban space.

What did I do: I created various parking lot configurations and designs and rendered them into a final product. The Youngstown Design Review Commission adopted the plan in April, 2013.