Independence Square Park


Client: City of Maitland

Location: Maitland, FL

Size: 2-acre


The small center of a largely suburban community had been overshadowed for decades by busy vehicle traffic and new building development around nearby U.S. Highway 17-92, Maitland Boulevard and Interstate 4. City officials, residents, business and civic leaders envisioned a traditional downtown that incorporated mixed-use development, a park, scenic streetscaping, and accessible corridors for pedestrians and cyclists. In 2020, the City of Maitland opened Independence Square - a nearly two-acre park on Independence Lane with public restrooms, outdoor seating and courtyard, a fountain, walkways, and a large, open event lawn that would complement Independence Lane as Maitland's premiere event venue.

As a subconsultant to GAI Consultants / Community Solutions Group, Borrelli + Partners provided architectural design services for the new, 850 square-foot community restroom building.