Landscape Architect & Specifier News

FEB 2016

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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(Continued on page 80) Atlantic Street Park (Continued from page 76) for residents, particularly for cultural art displays and performances associated with the facility. The park is about three-quarters of an acre and features a 20' x 32' raised stage. The main lawn and seating area is 70' x 100', which can accommodate 250 to 300 spectators. The cedar pergolas were designed to provide a sense of scale and space. The seat walls, which include low-voltage inset lighting, are freestanding Belgard block with footings located at the columns. The stage is elevated to provide better visibility during performances, and includes matching ADA ramps to strengthen the symmetry of the performance area. Landscaped areas with large caliper trees provide a buffer for pedestrians along Atlantic Street. Across the street from the park is a municipal parking garage to accommodate those driving in to see the indoor and outdoor performances. The park has already been programmed for numerous outdoor movie nights, including "Shakespeare in the Park" and lunchtime concerts. Atlantic Street Park is also an amenity to the new development at 94 State Street, the first significant residential project in the downtown in more than 30 years, which was first proposed soon after the conceptual plans for the park were presented to the city. The residential project, which is located next to Atlantic Street Park, was completed in October 2015 and includes 222 Above & Left Flanking the green space are stained cedar pergola shade structures, 'Crest' steel benches and 'Renaissance' trash receptacles with black power coatings. Cherokee Chief Dogwoods were located behind the wall to provide definition of the space, and to add color in the spring for outdoor performances. The raised stage, like the pathways, is surfaced with 'Urbana' pavers and includes matching ADA ramps to strengthen the symmetry of the performance area. 78 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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