This retail/office project was renovated in 2003. Irrigation and plants were selectively
Retail Planters After Renovation
The renovation work retained most of the irrigation and a few of the plants. Low,
colorful plants with a wide variety of form and texture add interest to the planters.
Behind the frontage retail areas, the office spaces looked out on bare ground, declining
plants and out-of-control hedges. Many tree species were much too large for their
Shrub and groundcover areas in front of windows were generally replanted, using lower
growing material. Hedges were selectively retained and sheared to a reasonable size.
Mowed grasses were removed and replaced with new sod. Trees that were outgrowing
the available space were removed.
Poor plant choices and maintenance practices walled off the shops from the parking
lot. The planting generally looked worn out and monotonous.