反映了这个中等规模的美国城市的不寻常的信念，即可持续发展应该是振兴其市中心的一部分。 因此，作为正常新区的核心部分，Ho Sch Schudt设计了The Circle，这是一个与其中心公园相连的迂回交叉路口，通过一系列过滤沼泽自然地清除了周围街景的雨水。 这种创意的雨水系统将清洁的水以喷泉的形式返回现场，并将水循环到相邻街景的灌溉系统中。 圈子是罕见的公共设施 – 一个水景，可以安全地在身体以及视觉和听觉上享受。
Uptown Normal reflects this midsize American city’s unusual belief that sustainability should be integral to the revitalization of its downtown. Accordingly, as the centerpiece of Normal’s new district, Hoerr Schaudt designed The Circle, a roundabout intersection with a park at its center that naturally cleanses storm water from the surrounding streetscape through a series of filtration bogs. This creative storm water system returns the cleansed water to the site in the form of a fountain, and recycles water into an irrigation system for the adjacent streetscapes. The Circle is that rarest of public amenities – a water feature that can safely be enjoyed physically as well as visually and aurally.