Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 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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Swan Pond Restoration and Recreation Area, Kingston, Tennessee Above Left & Right: Following a coal ash spill at its Kingston Fossil Plant, the Tennessee Valley Authority led recovery and restoration efforts for about 900 acres of land. Jacobs' role included enhancement of wetlands, restoration and creation of riparian areas and shorelines, and establishment of wildlife habitats. Recreational park design was integrated into the restoration design to encourage community use and enjoyment. The recreation area includes a rest station, boat docks and ramps, and an extensive trail system. Future improvements include a regional recreation park. The Stich Urban Plan, Atlanta, Georgia Right: Jacobs created a master plan for 30 blighted acres of urban land in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, for the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and Central Atlanta Progress. The project is situated on the main transportation artery in Atlanta, the region and the state — Atlanta's Downtown I-85/75 Connector. For over 50 years, the Connector has had a decidedly negative effect on the urban fabric and socioeconomics of Atlanta's downtown neighborhoods. The vision was to develop a 15-acre deck park over the interstate and spur economic development in the district. This would also re-establish the site as a pedestrian-friendly, world-class destination and leverage a direct connection to Downtown and Midtown Atlanta. A revamped urban neighborhood and deck park have formed a new front door to the Downtown, and made a stronger connection to the Civic Center MARTA station. Rome Town Green + Riverfront, Rome, Georgia Below Left & Right: A major component of the Rome Urban Riverfront Master Plan involves a shared parking facility, urban greenspace, and riverwalk plaza to replace an existing surface parking lot. This "Town Green" has become a true social center and grand public space in the city of Rome, featuring interactive fountains, an event lawn, a rain garden, terraced retaining walls, a boat dock, and boardwalk trail. These link Rome's Heritage Trails system and Broad Street's historic district to access and views of the Oostanaula River. Jacobs provided master planning, detailed design, permitting, and construction observation services. October 2016 87

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