Neighborhood organizers are working on a plan for Laurelwood Park. Do you have thoughts on the designs presented below? Take a minute and let them know your thoughts through their online survey by March 15th!
These options were shared during a community meeting a couple a of weeks ago. Couldn’t make it? We’ve got you covered. Click on the images below for a larger version. These plans are not final, and you can mix and match the different elements as you like. Let the organizers know using their online link.
Option: Leave it Alone
Option: Plan A “Arleta Plaza”
I’ve nicknamed this one the “Arleta Plaza” because of the large hardscaped space fronting toward the Wikman-Arleta Building (previously, home to the Artleta Library). This option would provide a low-wall to buffer users from heavy traffic on Foster, and create a clear orientation to Holgate.
Option: Plan B “Urban Oasis”
Plan B has the least plants of them all, opting instead for a gravel or paved surfaces.
A key part of this plan is the sculpture garden on the east side, opening up to the grand SEIU building (the old Mason’s Palestine Lodge building.)
Option: Plan C “The Street Grid”
To me, this plan looks like a micro- version of the Foster-Powell neighborhood . Crisscrossing paths represent Holgate, 52nd, 72nd, Raymond St. The designers say they didn’t intend on it, but it’s the first thing I saw.
This plan has less lawn, and more landscaped planting. Each “cell” has landscaping and artwork.
What do you think? Are these compelling versions worth pursuing? Got a better idea? Tell them your thoughts!