A Design-Grow-Build
Ecological Consulting and
Land Management Firm

Hellyer Ave Native Plant Median Design

San Jose, CA

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PROJECT INFO:

OWNER:

City of San Jose

PROJECT CONTRACTOR:

Bayscapes Landscape Management

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:

Ecological Concerns Incorporated


PROJECT GOALS:

Improve Native Plant Diversity; Native Plant Popluation Establishment; Reduce Maintenance; Reduce Water Needs; Water Conservation

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The City of San Jose hired ECI to design a planting plan for several medians in the middle of Hellyer Avenue, as a pilot project to test the viability of native plants for this application. The new 100% native planting scheme will replace traditional non-native landscape plants in order to more closely mimic nearby hills, as well reduce maintenance costs and water requirements. The design features a diverse palette of flowering shrubs and grasses, carefully organized for aesthetic structure and adherence to visibility requirements. Installation is to be completed by City contractors in Fall 2013.

 

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