Mayfaire Town Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
Mayfaire is a new community created to evoke a sense of place through a combination of distinctive architectural style and a sensitive planning response to the site’s existing natural environment. The heart of the Mayfaire community is celebrated by a true mixed-use town center with condominiums, grocery market, cinema, restaurants, office space and a range of retailers, from “big box” to local tenants. In creating an attractive setting that would encourage people to live, work and shop, every design decision within the town center was focused on the comfort of the pedestrian. Sidewalks, considered important “people-spaces,” have large shade trees, comfortable widths for window-shopping, strolling or cafe dining. Diagonal parking along all streets buffer drive lanes from the pedestrian. Storefront awnings, signage, character lighting and street-fronting balconies add color, dimension and life along each street.