Planters are not just for plants. Most above-ground utilities must be located in
planters and there are bound to be conflicts to resolve.
The tips of elongated planter islands are preferred locations for utilities and trees.
While some fire equipment must have these prime loca-tions, other utilities can
be pulled back to allow tree planting at the planter ends.
The layout at left avoided the creation of another planter (by eliminating a parking
stall) to meet shading requirements.