Landscape Architecture Projects

Coconut Point Regional Mall

SW Florida International Airport

The Plantation

Veronica S. Shoemaker Blvd.

 

 

Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevard

Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida

This City of Fort Myers roadway project is the revitalization and expansion of a former two lane road and extends from Michigan Avenue, south to Colonial Boulevard, a distance of nearly 4 miles. The landscape design includes both the medians and roadsides, where the opportunity exists, as well as a stormwater detention pond to be landscaped to mimic natural conditions. The predominantly native plant palette informally enhances the roadway experience. The roadside landscaping is defined in the City’s Land Development Code where specific plant palettes have been designated on specific roadway corridors. The installation of roadside landscaping will be coordinated with adjacent residential property owners and future development projects.

The median landscaping is the initial phase and is currently being installed by the City. The predominantly native plant palette included 99 Royal Palms and, rather than installing new material, it was proposed and decided to save and relocate tall, historic Royal Palms from First Street downtown which were slated to be removed and possibly destroyed in a major utility renovation project.