Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

AUG 2018

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10 LC DBM Hardscapes continued from page 8 Schimnowski added: "This solid, pinned system with VERSA-Grid soil re - inforcement is a well-proven solution for creating a suitable surface for parking." Churchill continued: "The building has some interesting architecture. We tried to play off that with the wall and to avoid asking the city to change the trail too much. The wall is 2 ½" feet from the property line, and on the south end the city's pathway had to be moved slightly, but we were able to minimize any distur - bance to the walking trail. To mirror the architecture, we used 45-degree angles on both the north and sound ends of the wall, which also tapers and finishes the wall off very nicely. We also added tiered retaining wall gardens on the north and south ends of the building." He believes that the pin system is su - perior to lipped SRWs, and this particular product works very well with geogrid. "It's also very versatile for curves and corners, which I like," Churchill added. First Street Station owner Andrew Kron told the local newspaper: "The views [of the St. Croix river] will obviously be a bonus. … The fact that First Street Sta - tion will have its own dedicated parking will be huge, both for the tenants and the people who visit them. … We are really proud of the way this property will clean any water runoff before it enters the city sewer system." LC DBM Team List Property: First Street Station Wall Engineering: Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers, Mahtomedi, Minn. and Humphrey Engineers, Hudson, Wis. Landscape Design: Putnam Designs, Hudson, Wis. Installation: Landscape Reflections Inc., Oakdale, Minn. Product: Standard Blocks Color: Prairie Tan Manufacturer: Willow Creek Concrete Products Right Each side of the renovated building includes terraced retaining walls for plantings to transition from the street to the parking lot. A series of five rain gardens and an infiltration pond were also installed to pre - vent nearly all runoff from the site from entering the city's storm drain system. Left For the 500-foot-long wall, Landscape Reflections Inc. of Oakdale, Minn., installed 3,800 square feet of VERSA-LOK Stan - dard units and 2,200 square yards of the manufacturer's geogrid soil reinforcement product.

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