Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2014

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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40 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Eustis (Continued from page 38) informed of the potential disruptions and scheduled events around down times during construction. These efforts were instrumental in the success of the businesses during the streetscape project, city officials said. Post Construction Since the project's completion in October 2010, pedestrian traffic has increased and new businesses have opened in the historic downtown. Efforts by the city of Eustis to improve its downtown area have been recognized by a pair of awards from Florida Main Street. Eustis won an award for Outstanding Public Improvement, and Eustis Main Street won honors for Outstanding Image Campaign. Above SketchUp models illustrated the design intent of the proposed streetscape for the public. These 3-D models helped the public understand how the downtown area could look after construction. Street sections were redesigned to take full advantage of the existing right- of-ways. Left Mid-block crossing at Magnolia Avenue links Harper's Alley and McCulloch's Alley. The Sylvester palms add interest and shade, giving the area aunique appearance. Coontie (zamia pumila), a native plant, provides an evergreen layer at the sidewalk level and a safe buffer at the bulb-outs.

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