Siegfried provided landscape architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, surveying, and planning for the development of landscape improvements which included the design of open space areas and a new trailhead leading to the adjacent Baylands.
Recognizing the need for updated landscape features and improved connectivity for pedestrians through the congested Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP), the City worked with Siegfried to prepare a comprehensive Landscape Master Plan. Several alternative concepts were developed which incorporated new plants, screening elements, Bay-friendly designs, several recycled water features, gardens, gathering spaces, educational opportunities, public art, and a new nature trail leading visitors and past the Plant and into the adjacent Baylands area.
The project also incorporates landscape designs and restoration of a habitat corridor that runs adjacent to the Plant. A future plan is being developed to restore the habitat to its full glory by utilizing natural Bay-friendly plants that encourage the migration of native birds and animals back to the area. Our team worked closely with the City and project stakeholders to develop a plan which seamlessly integrated the Plant into the natural surrounding neighborhood. During our initial studies and stakeholder outreach, it was brought to our attention by a local photographer that a Grey Fox den was near the southwest corner of the project. In an effort to ensure our design would not impact the Grey Fox, Siegfried retained the services of a wildlife biologist, ESA, to evaluate the den and our project before continuing.
- Civil Engineering
- Landscape Architecture