Category: Landscape Architecture

Revitalizing Historic Industrial Districts

A former foundry in Denver’s River North Art District is now home to restaurants, food vendors, a flower shop, and a brewery. By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD While much attention is being paid these days to revitalizing deteriorating downtowns and urban cores, another movement is also afoot: repurposing adjacent industrial districts. The renovation of these… Read More »

Protect Your Investment: Winterize Your Splashpad

By Blake Theisen, PLA As fall cools down the northern tier of the United States, it’s time to put away the summer toys, both at home and at public parks and playgrounds. The turf in baseball and softball fields gets touched up, concession stands get a final wipedown, and splashpads get tucked in tight. Splashpads… Read More »

Burlington Parks, Playgrounds Need Flood Repairs

Nearly 13 inches of rain descended on the City of Burlington, Wisconsin, last week – flooding the streets, leaving homes and businesses under water, and wiping out phone service, Internet, and power for days. The Fox River crested at 16.5 feet – smashing the previous record by 3 feet and prompting local officials to declare a… Read More »