GREEN SPINE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
The Green Spine will be the primary internal public open space for Lower Lynn Town Centre mixed use development. It features a multi-use path, a continuous “urban stream,” seating nodes, public art and generous new plantings.
Client: District of North Vancouver
Location: Vancouver, BC
Project Type: Landscape Architecture
About This Project
The Green Spine is envisaged as a continuous linear public park running through a developing high density, residential neighbourhood in North Vancouver. The Green Spine will be the primary internal public open space for the 15 hectare Lower Lynn Town Centre mixed use development. It is stated to run 600 m in length and feature a multi-use path, a continuous “urban stream,” seating nodes, public art and generous new plantings.
Two neighbourhood parks along the Spine form part of the project. The stream is part of a comprehensive area stormwater facility that will convey, detain and store area stormwater for on-site landscape irrigation.
ISL is involved in the comprehensive planning and conceptual design of the Green Spine. Planning includes developing guidelines for edge treatments at future adjacent private developments, pedestrian circulation systems, roadway intersections, stormwater management facilities and the overall establishment of urban form and character.
The expected 10 year area development phasing challenges the establishment of a continuous pedestrian corridor and a comprehensive stormwater system. In response, ISL designed independent stormwater systems in each block that can be linked together once the entire project is complete.
The development of the Green Spine Design Guidelines also ensures design and development continuity and cohesion is maintained along the Spine by multiple develepors.
- Landscape Architecture
- Municipal Engineering
- Supporting Services