*Prepared for Fix Development and Walnut Way Conservation Corp. by Bottlewood Communications
Lindsay heights innovation and wellness commons
2016 Mayor's Design Award
The North avenue corridor is an important commercial district, a neighborhood, and a “main street” with a history. The Center for Neighborhood Innovation is designed with features to not only create a place that fits, but to support a clean green sustainable life cycle as well. This project is planned to help re-establish the historic look and activity noticeable in other re-development in the Lindsay Heights area. The new building materials have a similarity in texture and color in harmony with the neighboring buildings. The planned block-long development is also divided into segments that resemble smaller buildings that are scaled to the pedestrian. The corners extend the charming facets of the streetscape into the cross street neighborhood.
Broad sustainability lessens the vast amount of resources consumed in the built environment. The key elements create healthy environments for the users and community, minimize the use of resources, substitute renewable resources, and eliminate waste. This project is planned to use new technologies and practices that are ecologically sensible, energy efficient, enhance the health and well being of the users, and are cost effective. Confidence is growing in the success of green facilities to produce benefits to employees, customers, stakeholders, and the community. Their attraction and cachet in the marketplace will increase as they create healthier environments to work and live.