Carestone Assisted Living – Update
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.
1875 East Guadalupe Road, Tempe, AZ
320 m2 (3444 sq ft)
JSA Company, contact: Matt Redfield, phone 602-721-3846
Hazelton Street fire lane entrance at back of facility. Curb edge is mountable in this spot even though it isn’t painted red.
Fire lane is flat out to the width required, then the lawn area dips into a swale.
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.
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.