Bringing new life and activity to historic Quincy, Hancock-Adams Common is poised to become a civic focal point for the community. This new activated park and streetscape connects cyclists and pedestrians to the bustling downtown. Contemporary water features and elegant materials establish a celebratory ground that commemorates Quincy’s national renown as the birthplace and home of two American presidents.
Halvorson’s ambitious park design involved a realignment of the urban fabric, including the reconstruction of two major streets to develop an integrated vision for the park and surrounding historic downtown. The transformation of Hancock Street introduces a new pedestrian promenade and plaza, which serve as an attractive setting for three of the city’s most important historic sites: United First Parish Church, Old City Hall and Hancock Cemetery.