National Expertise, Local Experience
LandDesigners from two offices and multiple disciplines were engaged to support the master planning of The Port District. This cross-office collaboration allowed us to leverage our national expertise in open space planning with local knowledge and bench strength to deliver a visionary plan that could be seamlessly implemented.
Preserving the Natural Environment
Over 70% of the study area was protected due to the risk of flooding and damaging the native wildlife. We created moments for people to safely experience the waterfront through pedestrian boardwalks and treehouses.
Layering in Education Opportunities
The vast conservation land and presence of federally- and state-protected species, many of which are unique to the region, present a meaningful way to culturally connect to the ecosystem. The master plan identified opportunities to embed environmental education throughout the district using signage, wayfinding, and monumentation.