Project Profile:

Riddle Village Retirement Community

Project Summary

The retirement facility is built in a box shape with an inner courtyard which has emergency fire lane access via a lane in the back that goes underneath a walkover and over grass landscaping. This area is well maintained and probably has an irrigation system. Grasspave2 contributes to the park-like appearance and yet provides concealed fire safety access. For comparison of grass paving systems, next door the Riddle Hospital has a Grasscrete emergency lane from Hwy 1 into the parking lot on the west end.

Address

1068 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA  19063

Install Size

1010 m2 (10,872 sq ft)

Designer

N.A.

Contractor

Caramanico Landscaping, 675 Beatty Road, Springfield, PA  19064

Project Gallery

Grass Pavers were installed in the fire lane access areas at Riddle Village Retirement Community, Media, Pennsylvania, using Grasspave2.
Back entrance to the fire lane goes underneath this overhead walkway that connects the building wings making a complete box shape with a large interior courtyard where the GP2 fire lane is located.
Turf Paving was installed in the fire lane access areas at Riddle Village Retirement Community, Media, Pennsylvania, using Grasspave2.
This is the GP2 grass fire lane that starts from the high drive opening underneath the overhead walkway. This is also the location of the underground parking garage to the left.
Turf-Reinforcement Mats were installed in the fire lane access areas at Riddle Village Retirement Community, Media, Pennsylvania, using Grasspave2.
Heading back into the center of the courtyard the GP2 fire lane continues in two directions, one off into the distance and the other up the ramp to the right of the center tree.
Permeable Paving was installed in the fire lane access areas at Riddle Village Retirement Community, Media, Pennsylvania, using Grasspave2.
Here you can see both directions of the Y-two-direction fire lane. The GP2 is the entire grass area in this photo and the edges along the ramp to the right.
Reinforced Grass was installed in the fire lane access areas at Riddle Village Retirement Community, Media, Pennsylvania, using Grasspave2.
The lower Y GP2 fire lane continues between the sidewalk and the shuffle board court.
A Reinforced Fire Lane was installed in the fire lane access areas at Riddle Village Retirement Community, Media, Pennsylvania, using Grasspave2.
Another view from standing on the shuffle board court looking back toward the entrance. There is a lot of reinforced grass here and it looks beautifully maintained. Having been installed in 1995, this GP2 site is eight years old at the time of this photo.
Porous Paving was installed in the fire lane access areas at Riddle Village Retirement Community, Media, Pennsylvania, using Grasspave2.
View of building and grounds.