The Power Center Planned Development is a comprehensive community model that includes the Power Center Academy, a performing arts center, a social health center, housing, and commercial space. A2H served as the lead planner for this new development that was planned development will be constructed over a 43-acre site on the western most side of the Hickory Hill community, which was formerly home to a blighted and abandoned 394-unit apartment complex.
The Power Center provides a diverse mix of uses within the site master plan. The largest use of the center is the PCA Academy, a charter high school/middle school. Residential opportunities including loft homes are found over much of the mixed use market and portions of the Hope and Healing facility. Live-work townhomes are planned to parallel the main drive and provide a transition area between the mixed use center and the residential core. The residential neighborhood is planned to include, condos, townhomes, stacked townhomes, and apartments. The neighborhood will also have a large village green for the residents to enjoy social interaction and play.