The redevelopment of a prominent intersection in the city of Beaverton with a 72,000-square-foot Public Safety Center and a public plaza was envisioned as a catalyst of change for the multicultural neighborhood. Knot wove community-oriented amenities into the new site design, including a community rose garden, public plaza, and stormwater plantings. Trees of cultural significance were preserved and knitted into the new landscape of native and adapted plants. During site due diligence, the team discovered soil contamination from the corner gas station slated for redevelopment. The site design implemented an innovative strategy to create a phytoremediation zone to partially address soil contamination caused by the leaking gas tank through bio-degradation and phytoextraction.
Knot provided site planning and landscape architecture services in two phases – consulting with the architect for the building’s adjacent spaces and directly with the owner for the public plaza.