Urban Forest Plan



Union and Division Streets Gateway: Landscaped West Side
72. Union and Division Streets Gateway: Landscaped West Side


Union and Division Streets Gateway: East Side Requires Upgrade
73. Union and Division Streets Gateway: East Side Requires Upgrade


Goodwin Hall Front Planting
74. Goodwin Hall Front Planting


Applied Engineering Block: Existing Condition
75. Applied Engineering Block: Existing Condition


Applied Engineering Block: Improvement Concept
76. Applied Engineering Block: Improvement Concept


12   APPLIED ENGINEERING BLOCK

The streetscape along the edges of the Applied Engineering Block should be improved with street tree plantings. Gateways into the campus from Division and Barrie Streets should be enhanced. Future development options should be protected.

Priority rating: 3

Edges and intersections are not demarcated as entrances by plant arrangement or species selection. Plantings in this block combines newer ones from the sixties and seventies with remnants of plantings from former residential properties. Many of the trees, including Hackberry, Elm, Honey locust, and Ash, are in poor condition, most notably along Division Street.

The intersection of Union and Division, a gateway to the campus, is overcrowded with Norway Maples. Some or all of these trees should be removed to open up this space and improve visibility. Many of the plantings in front of Goodwin Hall should be removed, especially the Norway Maple, Crabapple, Japanese Maple, Pine, and Spruce. The gateway and adjoining streetscape should have a simple uncluttered landscape treatment: a single row of street tree planting to balance the street edges and minimal foundation planting in front of Walter Light Hall to add ornamental interest.

The gateway space requires an improved design anchored by special planting. It should also be designed to link Fifth Field Company Drive in a more pedestrian friendly manner. Plantings along the approach to the gateway, on Division Street between Clergy and Union, should be upgraded to present a more formal appearance in keeping with the campus character. Street tree planting on both sides should be initiated to continue to Union Street. Plant species and character should be similar to that along the south side of Union Street. In view of the future building site in this block (the existing parking lot), new trees should be carefully sited to avoid conflict with future construction.

Species recommendation

Street tree: Union and Division Streets
   see Union Street

Gateway planting
   Malus sp., Flowering Crabapples
   Syringa reticulata, Ivory Silk Tree Lilac
   Picea pungens, Colorado Spruce
   Pinus strobus, White Pine