Rye Ridge shopping center
Often times the local shopping center can serve as a downtown. The existing strip center was the product of adding spaces as they were needed surrounding a parking lot adjacent to a busy Westchester thoroughfare. A deep canopy was added almost as an afterthought as a way to stitch the haphazard facades together effectively covering up the retail within the shadows. By stripping away the dark canopy and separating storefronts thereby store identity with differnt treatments a downtown sidewalk was born.