EL PASO DE ROBLES UPTOWN / TOWN CENTRE AND RIVERSIDE SPECIFIC PLAN • Paso Robles, California




Situated in the heart of Central California’s wine country midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the City of Paso Robles has been heavily influenced by the El Camino Real, the historic De Anza Trail and the Southern Pacific Railroad. As part of the Moule + Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists team, Kathy Poole worked with landscape architect David Schneider and Sherwood Design Engineers to develop public landscapes that utilized the most progressive stormwater management and sustainability techniques to enhance the growth and attractiveness of the city. Ms. Poole focused on the Salinas River landscape, along which the city is located. Her primary job was to develop significant programming and public access to the river while maintaining its beauty and ecological integrity: a full range of trail types and construction methods; horse loading; rest station strategies; interpretive opportunities; large-span bridges; and a bed & breakfast nature center amid a floodplain restoration.

CLIENT: City of Paso de Robles
SIZE: 1,100 acres / 245 blocks
SERVICES: Landscape Architecture, Conceptual Stormwater + Restoration Strategies, Public Presentations
PARTNERS: Multidisciplinary Site Design Team Led by Moule & Polyzoides, Architects + Urbanists

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