Strengthening an Urban Streetscape’s Sustainability by Mixing Hospitality and Growth

Challenge

This popular downtown hotel needed a site and landscape that accommodated the active uses on the front and to blend into the residential neighborhood on the back side.

Solution

A well-articulated urban design provides a sustainable streetscape solution along a very active stretch of 2nd Street SW. Two courtyards and a sport court, along with limestone columns and ornamental fencing, were designed on 1st Street SW which faces the neighborhood.

Features

  • Two large rain gardens
  • Native landscaping
  • Permeable pavers
  • Street trees with continuous structural soils
  • Two outdoor patios
  • Sport court

Awards

  • 2018 Recognition Award | Committee on Urban Design and Environment (CUDE)

Project
Homewood Suites

Location
Rochester, Minnesota

Services
Planning
Community Engagement
Surveying
Civil Engineering
Landscape Architecture