- 125 trees were planted, including allee elms, shumard oaks, and fosters holly.
- Native plants used, including blackfoot daisy, bush sage, skullcap, and yucca.
- Mycorrhizal fungi was implemented in the soil mix to provide increased water and nutrient absorption for the planting. In turn, the planting provides the fungi with necessary carbohydrates.
- Plants are allowed to go to seed/flower life.
- Stormwater is reused for landscape irrigation. A tank holds and collects 5,000 gallons of stormwater, which accounts for a 50% reduction in water needed for irrigation.
- 32% of surfaces were made permeable through planting.
- Trees have the potential for intercepting 52,500 gallons of water which are equivalent to the water usage for 525 American residents for one day. *
Carbon, Energy + Air
- The trees sequester 15,000 pounds of carbon annually, which offset an average car driving 20,405 miles.**
- During construction, pollutants were controlled and retained.
- Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke was minimized through designated smoke-free zones and prohibited smoking on-site.
- Initially an underutilized site, this mixed-use development activates a busy corridor. The ground floor was planned for through traffic between Klyde Warren Park and popular dining destinations. This creates a lot of foot traffic for the vendors on-site.
- Job and volunteer opportunities were created on-site through the construction of the two towers. Additional employment opportunities are anticipated in the retail and residential spaces to be created.
- The project supports alternative modes of transportation and an active lifestyle with bike racks, showers, and a fitness component.
- The project provides optimal site accessibility, safety, and wayfinding.