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Part 1. Overview, Lake Park Avenue, and embankment concepts
System Walkway Enhancement
Mid block bumpout with new shade tree plantings. Parking lane preserved.
Embankment schematics and
A: features include Gateway 2000 light pole, shade trees per city streetscape ordinance, cyclone fence 6'-8' barrier at top of embankment, ornamental deep rooted shrub/prairie plantings masses in large drifts, geotextile fabric under soil on slope, wall or shrub at base.
B: for larger slopes - denser grasses top half, higher shrub etc. plants at bottom.
C: in places leaves existing embankment trees , otherwise like B.
Bottom right schematic differentiates tree/woody root spread vs that of fibrous plants used to stabilize slopes.
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