3. Backyard/ Front Yard
A steep expanse of monoculture lawn separates the upper and lower neighborhoods.
A terraced landscape is used for different kinds of plantings and to slow down storm water run-off.
Three quarters of the highway surface is recaptured for open space, community gardens, and plantings.
A series of paths along the new terraces reconnects the upper and lower neighborhoods.
The monoculture lawn is replaced with a variegated and diverse landscape.
Impermeable surface area is reduced.
Storm water is managed passively.