Tree Planting and Streetscape Revitalization in Largo

Largo Government Center, the new home of Prince George’s County government, is going greener with a streetscape revitalization starting March 2018. NDC worked with County Department of Public Works & Transportation to plan streetscape designs for the network of streets linking County offices for the Executive Director, Department of Environment, General Services and DPW&T.

NDC (Ossana Woolf & Marita Roos) conducted multiple days of fieldwork, assessing trees for removal and locations for new canopy and flowering trees. Sites were geolocated in ArcGIS and a plant palette chosen in collaboration with County DPW&T. NDC (Kendra Hyson) developed photo-illustrative plans and perspectives to describe the changes to  the resident agencies and visitors.

In February, NDC presented the streetscape plans to DPW&T leadership, which were very well-received. Director Mobley approved removals and replacement of Bradford Pear trees along Peppercorn Place in early March.  New trees – lacebark elms, zelkovas, willow oaks and red maples line the street, creating a healthy and attractive canopy for visitors. Ornamental cherry trees and redbuds add a touch of color and vibrancy to the streetscape.

The county is anticipating additional streetscape phasing for McCormick Drive and other roadways in Largo Center. Stay tuned for more news of this high-profile project!

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