Eleanor McKinney  
phone: (512) 445-5202
Landscape Architect fax: (512) 445-3432
 

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22 1/2 Pocket Park

Within the heart of the newly developing West Campus area, a new urban pocket park on 22 ½ St. and Rio Grande is in the works. Simmons Vedder and Company, the developers of six new student housing projects and one parking garage, have committed to providing a one third acre pocket park for the neighborhood. The green space will be located adjacent to the existing Hardin House in an area now occupied by surface parking. Existing trees will be saved and new trees planted to replace trees that had to be removed for the housing projects. Low seat walls, specialty paving, planters, and pedestrian lights will create a small urban oasis. Curvilinear pathways will connect one side of the park with the other. A central gathering area will offer a quiet spot for relaxation and conversation. Evergreen and flowering plantings will provide seasonal interest throughout the year.