Project Profile:

Carestone Assisted Living – Update

Project Summary

The back of Carestone's building was designed to accommodate large fire trucks with easy off street access. Several bedroom window views include trees and a large lawn area reinforced with Grasspave2. Asphalt paving would have been unsightly in this residential setting and reflective heat would have added to the cooling costs, especially since Arizona's climate is hot during much of the year. Grasspave2 has energy saving characteristics since grass is heat absorptive and not heat reflective. Grass also captures dust. Controlling airborne particulates is important for facility air filtration equipment. The grass and trees absorb carbon emissions released from heavy street traffic on the north side of Carestone.

Address

1875 East Guadalupe Road, Tempe, AZ

Install Size

320 m2 (3444 sq ft)

Designer

N.A.

Contractor

JSA Company, contact: Matt Redfield, phone 602-721-3846

Project Gallery

Permeable parking was installed in the fire lane access areas at Carestone Assisted Living in Tempe, Arizona, using Grasspave2.
Hazelton Street fire lane entrance at back of facility. Curb edge is mountable in this spot even though it isn’t painted red.
Porous pavement was installed in the fire lane access areas at Carestone Assisted Living in Tempe, Arizona, using Grasspave2.
Fire lane is flat out to the width required, then the lawn area dips into a swale.
Grid paver was installed in the fire lane access areas in Tempe, Arizona, using Grasspave2.
Concrete curbing is decorative in it’s curving, but functionally defines the fire lane. The beauty of this back yard is a real bonus to the residents whose windows look out onto the fire lane garden.
Pervious grass paving was installed in the fire lane access areas in Tempe, Arizona, using Grasspave2.
The western end of the fire lane is located off the parking lot and is marked with signage and red painted curb. What a beautiful fire lane.