Best Of 2022

Best Pedestrian-Friendly Development

3CDC unveiled its $5.5 million Court Street Plaza revitalization project in 2021. The plaza — located on Court Street between Vine and Walnut streets — is a pedestrian-friendly urban promenade with enough space to accommodate outdoor dining, events and pop-ups. With wide sidewalks and a “festival-style street,” the area can easily be closed to cars and vehicle traffic as needed. Court Street Plaza also features public art, like a mural by local artist Gee Horton, two illuminated geometric sculptures by artists Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu, and an old cast-iron flower cart that originally stood on Fountain Square in the 1800s. The redevelopment has also welcomed a slew of bars and restaurants, including the tropical Pilar, cozy Mid-City and a revamped storefront for the historic Avril-Bleh Meat Market.