Offshoots, Inc. developed the landscape plan for this multi-family affordable senior housing project in Revere. The project includes a new streetscape and an urban courtyard that maximizes programmable community space in a very small footprint. Cafe tables and a space for gatherings are created within a planted perimeter. Custom benches and a double-sided fence provide architectural interest while screening adjacent non-desirable views. The courtyard maximizes sun exposure and provides seasonal interest for residents with low maintenance plants.
Sustainability features include xeriscape (low water use) plantings to limit long-term water consumption and a phytoremediation buffer of hybrid poplars along the parking lot to mitigate potential petroleum contamination from the adjacent auto-repair shop.