New shade structure designs revealed at opening ceremony.
Urban Applications latest project has seen the light of day. Concept posters were unveiled at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony with local residents, politicians, and community organizations on hand to celebrate the opening of the Woodman Avenue Multi-Beneficial Stormwater Capture and Median Retrofit Project.
Our four shade structures along Woodman Ave in Panorama City will tell pedestrians the story of the watershed and cultivate a sense of ownership along the walk from Willard St to Saticoy St. Through mixed media sculpture and text people can learn about pollution, water consumption, local geology, and the history of the watershed. We met with the students of Ranchito Elementary School and San Fernando High School to generate creative ideas with them -- their ideas were fantastic -- and now they will be realized as permanent additions to the street. Developed in collaboration with the The River Project and the LADWP, the shade structures visualize the importance of the pollution reducing retrofits constructed in the Woodman median, including native plants and a massive underground cistern to clean and recharge our groundwater supplies each time it rains.
Construction will take place in the coming months. If you want to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info on the ribbon cutting ceremony check out the KCET River Notes article after browsing our gallery below.