Cambria Square

The Johnstown area heritage association was one of many partners, including Lift Johnstown, Save Our Steeples and more, that worked together on a design workshop for Cambria City. An team of architects and designers listened to suggestions from the public and then went to work. They came up with a variety of concepts on ways to stimulate positive growth and investment in the neighborhood, focusing on green spaces and pedestrian patterns; residential developments; re-use of vacant buildings. This proposal is based on the creation of a public square where a mixed use retail-residential building and a farmers market generate an important open space in the central sector of the neighborhood. The architectural language used for these buildings mimics the Romanesque of the church of St. Casmir located at one corner of the same block.