This neighborhood park in Horizon City, Texas is part of a planned subdivision. The park offers a playground, plaza and a sand play area in an underserved part of the city.
The Saipan residential district is very close to the University Medical Center in El Paso, TX. City officials were concerned about residents there after a major flood in 2006. The city purchased 8 acres of flood damaged residential land and relocated its residents. In its place they installed an award winning, innovative storm water drainage pond and green space.
Designing a master landscaping plan for this 20-acre shopping center at I-40 and San Mateo Boulevard in Albuquerque, New Mexico was no easy task. The process entailed addressing all of the practices and requirements of Albuquerque’s Development Review Board, meeting the immediate needs of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority and observing New Mexico Department of Transportation traffic regulations.
The purpose of this project was to develop standard details for green infrastructure and low impact development strategies that could be incorporated into the Design Process Manual for the City of Albuquerque. The 14 details range from highly urban interventions such as storm water planter boxes and curb extension retrofits to non-urban interventions such as contour swales and Zuni bowls.
This 1,000-acre parcel in Albuquerque, New Mexico encompasses about 2,300 dwelling units built over about 14 years. At the completion of each phase, parks were installed, streetscapes and trails designed/constructed and open space enhanced. Sites Southwest assisted in the development of the approved plant list and landscape revegetation guidelines, participated in the community review committee and designed landscape and irrigation for many projects.
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