Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 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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October 2018 135 Georgetown Circle Georgetown, De. The Circle, is a ¾ acre downtown park that has local importance as well as statewide historical significance, it was created in 1860 as the town square. The Circle has long served as the site of Returns Day festivities and Christmas caroling. It was placed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1973. Scope of the work included creating the master plan, acquiring permits and contract administration. Renovations included replacing the old and leaking fountain with a larger, three-tiered, cast stone fountain, placed in an appropriate 30-foot diameter pool, as the dramatic centerpiece of the site. Additionally, a new walkway system offers passive seating areas, two raised planters and large freestanding planters spilling seasonal color. Period lighting and benches, along with extensive landscaping, also serve to make The Circle a favorite spot for residents and visitors alike. Dover Anchor Library Dover, De. Landscape Architectural Services LLC contributed to the redevelopment of this 4.7-acre site by designing the area and streetscape plantings, an entrance plaza, a reading garden, and the green roof that is viewed from the second floor reading room. This project has been awarded a LEED Gold Certification and the Governor's 2013 Urban Conservation Stormwater Management Award for Kent County, Delaware.

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