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and Landfill Remediation

Key Challenges:
• Large paved area required as part of capping dump.
• Location is highly visible near new planned main entry and visitors center
• Site encompassed a large tract of forest and swamp.

Concept Design

Fig 1. Concept Design. (Click to open a larger image in another window.)

Site Use 'Bubble' Plan

Fig 2. Landfill Zoned 'Bubble' Concept. (Click to open a larger image in another window.)

Solutions:
• Large expanse of pavement used for both parking and recreation

• Grass field with parking patterns to visually soften expanse and educate people on amount of space parking uses.

• Zones and trails are used to define multiple possibilities for use

• Entire site is used to educate and encourage thoughtfulness in visitors

Planting Plan

Fig 3. Landfill Planting Plan. (Click to open a larger image in another window.)

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