Andrew Spaulding, Architect
A universally accessible site that limits substantial grading to a single streetlooping through the site. The re imagined park is organized around a series of pedestrian pathways that link spaces within the park to each other and to the surrounding neighborhood and arts district. In addition, steps have been taken to not only integrate the development into the neighborhood, but to use to knit together the single family residential neighborhood across Bartlett Street, the Overlook Apartment building on crest of the hill, and the River Arts District on Depot Street. The neighborhood is addressed by lining Bartlett street with a series of two story residential buildings interspersed with discrete park spaces. Meanwhile the internal street wraps around the hilltop apartment building creating a shared street space between itself and the new housing. The River Arts District is addressed by extending the park space over the the low one story artist studios on Depot Street below via concrete tray structure. The tray serves as both a terminus to the park's main axis and a connector sloping gently down to street level. Storm water runoff is addressed through a series of water features and bioswales that serve double duty; infrastructure and site amenity. Individual off street parking while feasible would have dramatically increased the amount of site grading and was dispensed with in favor of dedicated onstreet spaces defined by bulb-outs for street trees.