Stokes Architecture was asked to develop a set of design guidelines for Wildwood's main retail street, Pacific Avenue. At one time, Pacific avenue was the center of Wildwoods retail activity, but over the years many shops have closed, and the street has become abandoned. Recently the city rebuilt the street and sidewalks, and added lively street signs. Many businesses have since returned, but many of the building façades remain run-down. The design guidelines offer new designs for all the façades in a six block area, and contain numerous examples from other cities, in the hope of inspiring building owners to re-energize the street.
Download the Pacific Ave. Design Guidelines (pdf)