Site improvements enhance the safety, security and "curb appeal" for this 816 unit condominium development, completed  in  the  fall  of 2000. The development lacked a cohesive unity that would convey any sense of community. The site improvements provided a welcoming new main entry gateway with a curved fieldstone wall, identifying the development, conveying a new up-scale image. In order to provide a better sense of community and to break down its large scale, the development was subdivided into three distinct ‘villages’. Distinct identity thresholds at the entries to each of the villages were created through curved fieldstone walls that flank the entry and encircle the intersection. The bituminous pavement in the intersections is replaced with a pattern of concrete pavers that articulate the gateways, convey a sense of arrival and slow vehicular traffic to improve pedestrian safety. The circular form of the gateways is reinforced with flowering trees, shrubs and pedestrian scaled decorative lighting. Other development improvements are achieved with new concrete paths, improving access to the ‘T’ station and shops across the street. Along the entry roadway earth berms with new plantings screen parking areas from view. The existing wooded edge along the entry road were cleaned-up and pulled back, opening views and improving site lines.

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