Bar Harbor Village Green
Bar Harbor, Maine
Over the course of six years, Coplon Associates assisted the Bar Harbor Village Improvement Association and T own of Bar Harbor with planning, design, and fund raising for renovations to the historic village green. The design included improvements to all the features of the park including pathways, lighting, plantings, monuments, and the fountains. Streetscape improvements included a new granite seating wall along Main St. and the central staging area for the Island Explorer, a seasonal shuttle bus serving Mt. Desert Island. The successful renovation of the Green resulted from a unique public-private partnership that included the Town of Bar Harbor, the Bar Harbor Village Improvement Association Friends of Acadia and the Maine Department of Transportation. The project received a 2001 Merit Award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects.