Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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March 2018 67 hotel development away from the Town Green. As not to conflict with river views from the Town Green, the planned site for a pedestrian bridge was relocated. Following the completion of the master plan, the city used local funding to construct its major components, including the Town Green, a parking deck and an urban plaza in the place of an existing surface parking lot next to The Forum. A true social center and grand public space, the Town Green features interactive fountains, an event lawn, a rain garden and other passive elements. The fountain, accompanied by interpretive kiosks, represents three springs that become the city's three rivers. Members of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma were consulted to best approximate the Cherokee names of each river. These names are represented in the Cherokee alphabet. Hardscape treatments included concrete with exposed aggregate finish, colored concrete and pavers. To help filter first flush storm water from the top level of the deck and to prevent direct runoff into the river, a rain garden was incorporated in conjunction with the parking deck development. Through the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Federal Transportation Enhancement Program partially funded pedestrian enhancements along the bank of the Oostanaula River. The project included a series of brick retaining walls, a grand staircase, a sheet pile wall system and a boat dock. From downtown Rome to the

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