Entries by Dan Lorentz

First Work Day of 2011 is a Big Success

Our first volunteer work day of 2011 was a big success. In our best turnout yet, 19 people–including many new faces–showed up to haul trash and other debris up and out, trim vines and pull weeds among other tasks. We got a lot done, but, of course, there's much more to do. Here are some […]

A Project Timeline

Our Progress So Far 2009 1. Survey shows people want a park.  In the summer, we surveyed neighborhood folks and they told us they want a park in the neighborhood. 2. A good, practical location is selected. The parcels on Barber Street are selected as a potential site for a park for a variety of […]

Concept Plan

  Boulevard Woods Concept Plan by the Boulevard Woods Design Team. Image produced by Kevan Williams. This (above) is the concept plan we’ve developed for Boulevard Woods. It’s the product of lots of hard work by our Design Team, and it’s based on lots of feedback from neighborhood residents and from park project volunteers. We […]

Concept Plan for Boulevard Woods

Boulevard Woods Concept Plan by the Boulevard Woods Design Team. Image produced by Kevan Williams. You may have read about it in the Boulevard Neighborhood Association’s Fall 2010 newsletter, but for the first time on this web site, here’s the concept plan we’ve developed for Boulevard Woods. It’s the product of lots of hard work […]

Design Team

Here are the members of our Design Team. Based on lots of neighborhood input and feedback, they developed a composite plan for a park at the site. Allen Stovall, a landscape architect and professor emeritus of UGA’s College of Environment and Design, leads the team. Greg Denzin is a professional landscape designer. Krysia Haag is […]

Park Design Charrette Generates Lots of Feedback

Kevan Williams, a member of the Barber St. Park Project Design Team, gives neighborhood residents a quick orientation to four alternative park concepts at the start of a neighborhood feedback meeting held at the ATHICA gallery space.  About 35 people participated in our neighborhood charrette last Monday at the ATHICA gallery space in the Tracy […]

Neighborhood Charrette* Scheduled

Legend box from draft concept #1. Image by Kevan Williams. The Barber St. Park Project is moving forward, and we need your input. Our design team has developed four alternative design concepts for a possible park or public green space at the Barber St. site. We need you to take a look at these concepts […]

Design Team Gets Started

After having individually explored the site multiple times over the past months and after having absorbed results from our Early Feedback Questionnaire, our design team met for the first time June 16. We compared site analysis notes and bounced design ideas off one another for nearly three hours. [Above, design team sets up for concept […]

Early Feedback Questionnaire: Most Common Responses

Here’s what people are thinking about the Barber St. site: 1. Favorite things about the site are… Trees (33) Natural, woodsy feel (21) Easy access (19) Terrain/terraces/topography (17) Shade (10) Open space/natural rooms (6) 2. Major concerns about the site are… Slope steepness (10) Safety of pedestrian crossing (9) Loitering/prostitutes (8) Containing playing kids (8) […]

Tree Inventory & Assessment Report is Complete

Two UGA urban tree management students have prepared a well-illustrated 21 page report about the trees on the top west end of the Barber St. site–the part of the site most likely to be used as a park or public green space. The report–entitled Barber Street Park Project: Tree Inventory & Assessment–identifies 52 individual trees […]