Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JAN 2017

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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January 2017 41 Green Infrastructure - Stormwater Bmps 1. Stormwater Wetland/Water Quality Pond 2. Permeable Pavement 3. Vegetated Swales 4. Stream Restoration 5. Native Plantings Green Infrastructure - Other 6. LEED Certified Buildings 7. LED Lighting 8. Educational Signage 9. Donated Local Park The "unconventional" site plantings initially caused complaints from area neighbors who expected manicured turf, trimmed shrubs and masses of annual colors for the shopping development's landscape. They perceived the plantings as not properly maintained. Signage was posted to educate the public about the sustainable palette. Pictured: gray sedge, 'Heavy Metal' switchgrass, inkberry holly, Prairie dropseed and river birch trees. Oakwood Commons Team Client/Owner: First Interstate Properties, Ltd., Lyndhurst, Ohio Landscape Architect: Neff & Associates, Parma Heights, Ohio Landscape Contractor: Royal Landscape-Gardening, Inc., Cleveland General Contractor: Great Lakes Construction, Hinckley, Ohio Native Seed Supplier: Ohio Prairie Nursery, Hiram Specified Products 1. LEDs Area Lighting Pole – Visionaire Lighting – Round Tapered Steel Pole Fixture – GE Evolve 2. DayViz Solar Powered Blinker Pedestrian Signs: Tapco 3. Permeable Pavers: Unilock Eco-Optiloc 4. Bike Racks: Dero 5. Solar Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: GE WattStation 6. Site Furnishings Benches RB-28 Black: Victor Stanley Trash Receptacles A-24 Black (with Ashtray): Victor Stanley

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