Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2014

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Find it First in LASN! There are 75 advertisements or product releases in this issue where the picture or ad has never before been published, what LASN calls "World Premieres." Look for the World Premiere icon in the Product Focus section (pages 26-31) and in red text the Ad Index (pages 145-146, 149-150). Contact LASN for more information on how your new product can be in the World Premiere spotlight! (714) 979-LASN (5276) www.landscapeonline.com World Premiere On the cover: Pompano Beach Streetscape and Dune Enhancement—Landscape Architecture by EDSA, p. 62 Find 75 World Premieres in this Issue For Details See Page 10 World Premiere w w w . l a n d s c a p e o n l i n e . c o m THE INDUSTRY TRADE MAGAZINE FOR COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE SPECIFIERS NATIONWIDE! w w w . l a n d s c a p e o n l i n e . c o m THE INDUSTRY TRADE MAGAZINE FOR COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE SPECIFIERS NATIONWIDE! Volume 30 Number 08 August 2014 Volume 30 Number 08 10 Landscape Architect and Specifier News 32 52 72 86 42 62 80 f e a t u re s 32 Friendly in Florida: Repaving Downtown Eustis The town of Eustis, Fla., transformed its downtown area with about two acres of new streetscapes, renovating the commercial and retail district with two-way streets that include wider sidewalks, parallel parking, flush curb pedestrian crossings, tile mosaics and an expanded tree canopy. —Landscape Architecture by AECOM 42 Court Street Gateway, Binghamton, New York More than a decade of planning and construction in Binghamton, N.Y., led to rebuilding the city's primary gateway, an area encompassing five contiguous blocks in the heart of downtown that includes the local courthouse square and a traffic roundabout. —by Michael Haas, HAAS Landscape Architects 52 West Sacramento Reclaims Main Street The West Capitol Avenue streetscape in West Sacramento, Calif., transformed historic Lincoln Highway 40 into a vibrant pedestrian-friendly main street to accommodate people of all ages and mobility, promote healthy urban living, social interaction and business. —Landscape Architecture by MIG, Inc., Long Beach, Calif. 62 Pompano Beach Streetscape and Dune Enhancement Working with the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), EDSA led a multidisciplinary team of consultants tasked to create a plan for the beach environment and a remodeled streetscape along Florida's Pompano Beach Boulevard. The master plan streetscape and dune enhancement have been the catalyst for a new family feel for this beach community. —Landscape Architecture by EDSA 72 Manitou Avenue Makeover: Dingy to 'Darling' Manitou Avenue's "road diet" converted four travel lanes to two travel lanes and a center lane for left turns, emergency vehicles and delivery truck parking. The reduction of one traffic lane allowed widening the narrow sidewalks by 6 feet on each side, creating 11 to 12-foot sidewalks for greater pedestrian movement. —by Michael Hussey, ASLA, RLA, Planning Manger, NV5 80 Rehabbing Historic Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale, Calif. The goal of this 76,000 sq. ft. streetscape project was to reorganize the street to better accommodate increased pedestrian traffic, outdoor restaurant seating and civic events. Pavers within the roadway, colored concrete sidewalks, gateway monuments, planters and new site furnishings were among the pedestrian enhancements. —Landscape Architecture by Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abey (RHAA) 86 The Nevada City Boardwalk on Commercial Street: A Parklet, a Social Experiment for a Community Building Inspired by San Francisco's Pavement to Parks program, the 8 by 60 square foot boardwalk on Commercial Street in Nevada City, Calif., is the repurposing of three parallel parking spaces. Whether or not the boardwalk should stay has become a great source of contention among the local population. —by Reinette Senum, Former City Mayor, and Karin Kaufman Landscape Architect

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