Mt. Tabor: Architectural design concepts
The Mt. Tabor Central Yard & Nursery Planning Group’s architect, Opsis, recently presented six draft “concepts” for our proposed redesign of the Mt. Tabor Central Yard and Nursery. These concepts are intended as resources as we work toward a final proposal.
Here, I have rendered the concepts using mapping software. This allows you to click on things to view notes, zoom in, etc. Hope this is a useful tool for evaluating and refining the concepts.
These are not yet complete; please let me know about any additions, corrections, or clarifications needed.
The percentages refer to the amount of program needs that are met by each approach; 6% is equivalent to 1 acre.
Concepts A1 and A2 look at what fits into 7 acres within a fence, with greenhouse/head house & container garden on upper nursery. They also consider the addition of a community garden in the Long Block, and improvements to open spaces. 84% of program needs met in A1.
A2 is a variant which considers removal of the administration building (one of three “contributing structures” to the park’s historic designation). 89% of program needs met.
Concepts B1 and B2 look at building the parking structure or shop/storage space into the hillside, with landscaping pulled over the top. Area above could have greenhouse and container garden. 92% of program needs met.
B2 considers removal of administration building. 100% of program needs met.
Concepts C1 and C2 look at moving the greenhouse & container garden to different locations on the long block. Space on top of hillside could be community garden or open space. 96% of program needs met.
96% of program needs met.