Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

APR 2017

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>> The recently opened Centro Plaza is a $16 million multi-modal transit center for the VIA Metropolitan System of San Anto - nio, Texas. In addition to incorporating lights, stainless steel, aluminum and glass into the new downtown transportation hub, CityLock and Eco-City Lock pavers from Pavestone were installed by Gratr Land - scapes. The pavers, which also contributed to the sustainability requirements on the project, were custom manufactured specifi - cally for Centro Plaza. Natural and artificial lights across the 150,000-square-foot plaza generate modern color variations against the buildings, cano - pies and other metallic surfaces throughout the day. Extending this complex lighting array to the surrounding environment re - quired the installation of 80,000 square feet of pavers that resembled the remains of the Alazan Acequia, a seven- to 14-foot deep ir - rigation system built in the late 19th century that ran through the plaza. The manufac - turer customized 4" x 16" plank CityLock pavers in a brown and beige color pallet to match the ripple stone associated with the Alazan Acequia. These were installed un - 14 LC DBM Top At Centro Plaza, a multi-modal transit center in San Antonio, Texas, Gratr Land- scapes installed all of the hardscapes, irrigation and landscaping. The 150,000 square foot center includes 80,000 square feet of non-permeable pavers as well as permeable pavers, which were custom made for the project by Pavestone. Above Working between rainstorms, a team of 14 installed the paving. In the non- permeable areas around the trees, layers of sand, choking stone, gravel, structural soil, and smaller gravel were installed underneath the 4" x 16" plank pavers. In addition, a team of six worked on the irrigation system and another six worked on the landscaping. The project "took about 6 months," according to Gil Tapia, director of landscape development at Gratr Landscapes. Custom Paver Created For Centro Plaza Transit Hub By Chad Corley, Pavestone HARDSCAPES (Continued on page 16)

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