Project Profile:

Orchard Road Corporate Building

Project Summary

1992 was the year we made the switch from injection molding 3” rings and hand gluing them to making the half meter by half meter squares with 2” rings and plastic grid. The mounded center of the site shown in Picture 4 has the old product. The first two towers have the 1/4 meter squares and the third tower has the one meter molded squares. This is the only site I believe where all three products are represented. Concrete grass paving blocks were in place on this site for ten years. Grasspave2 replaced them so that the site would look like a grass park for employees to enjoy while doubling as a fire lane. Between the two westerly buildings is a private courtyard with seating, sculpture, and some inscribed paving stones. The reflective heat from pavers was eliminated with the Grasspave2 system. Grass is a much cooler surface than concrete or asphalt fire lanes. Air conditioning costs for the buildings should be less.

Address

Orchard Road and I-25, Englewood, CO 80111

Install Size

361 m2 (14,650 sq ft) in 1992; 150 m2 (1,614 sq ft) in 1999; 1320 m2 (14,208 sq ft) in 2000

Designer

N.A.

Contractor

Valley Crest Landscape Co., 8888 Motsenbocker Road, Parker, CO 80134, contact Rick McCormick 303-841-8400

Project Gallery

Permeable fire lane was installed in the fire lane access areas at the Orchard Road Corporate Building, Englewood, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
Now there are three towers and the trees are very mature after years of growth since earlier photos were taken. GP2 fire lane is all the grass area between the flush concrete curb and the sidewalk in the foreground.
Grass-Porous Pavement was installed in the fire lane access areas at the Orchard Road Corporate Building, Englewood, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
Winter snow is seldom plowed because the southern exposure melts it quickly. The fire department will tolerate up to 3” of snow cover.
Porous Paving was installed in the fire lane access areas at the Orchard Road Corporate Building, Englewood, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
The fire lane is a mixture of paving slabs with engraving and this grass mounded area with GP2 reinforcing.
Grass-Porous Pavers were installed in the fire lane access areas at the Orchard Road Corporate Building, Englewood, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
The same mounds in GP2 from Picture 3 are shown here along with a better view of the shade structure and fountain.
A Reinforcement-Turf System was installed in the fire lane access areas at the Orchard Road Corporate Building, Englewood, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
Section of GP2 around Tower 2.
Turf Reinforcement was installed in the fire lane access areas at the Orchard Road Corporate Building, Englewood, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
A higher view of this area shows the fire lane continuing toward the third tower.
Permeable Pavers were installed in the fire lane access areas at the Orchard Road Corporate Building, Englewood, Colorado, using Grasspave2.
This is the section that was completed in 2000. Irrigation is important for excellent maintenance. Plan to stagger the watering cycles over several areas on a large site so that the water demands can be rotated. The lane end at the street light so it is easy to find on this end.