Redmond Ridge East Access and Roadway Landscape Design

CP|H Consultants (http://www.cphconsultants.com/)
Redmond and King County, WA

Expanding neighborhoods on Redmond Ridge have new roads and roundabouts designed with environmentally sensitive landscapes that incorporate drought-tolerant vegetation and multimodal forms of transportation. The Watershed Company designed the landscape for 6,400 lineal feet of roadway projects, including a new road and two road-widening projects on Novelty Hill in Redmond, WA. To create the landscape plans, rural and modified urban road sections were designed to meet King County road standards. Plans coordinated with equestrian and pedestrian trails, roundabout and median features, sidewalks, illumination, utilities, irrigation, and drainage. Swaths of colorful grasses and groundcover, and large street trees were interspersed with native plants to provide a dramatic streetscape that blended into the forested surroundings. Native plant salvage, restoration, and native soil salvage minimized the environmental impacts of the installation.  

Roundabout planted with grasses

Low plantings fill a large roundabout.

Grasses at a roundabout

Grasses preserve views at a roundabout while adding texture and color.

Roadside plantings beside a pedestrian crosswalk

Grasses line the sidewalk beside a pedestrian crosswalk.

Landscape plan for an equestrian road crossing in King County

Plan of plantings for an equestrian crossing.

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