The Emeryville Greenway Building and Phase II Greenway Extension project site runs from the intersection of Hollis and Powell to 59th Street. The LEED certified four story research facility provides subterranean parking and ground level retail/food services opening up onto a public amenity terrace and garden featuring –‘ All Together Now’ – a sculpture installation by NewYork based artist, Fredrick Gelb. This public garden sits at the confluence of Hollis street and Powell street and serves as a public amenity along the greenway openspace and pedestrian corridor. The phase two Greenway Extension provides pedestrian and openspace connectivity thru a former parking lot and rail spur, linking the Greenway building and phase II extension to the Emeryville community organic garden and greater openspace network beyond. Large areas of asphalt, rail lines and service yards were removed, soil remediated and replaced with native and adaptive drought tolerant plantings, stabilized DG seating areas, meandering pedestrian paths and LEED certified pole mounted lighting.
5800 Hollis Street, Emeryville CA
City of Emeryville, Public Works Department
Bay Friendly Rater
Sarah Sutton/Cynthia Greenberg
34,064 sq ft
Grounds Open To Public?
Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape Score
Bay-Friendly Landscape Highlights
- Replace asphalt parking lot, rail spur, and service yard with Drought Tolerant shrubs, groundcovers and grasses.
- Divert impervious surface of adjacent parking and warehouse roof to landscape swales for filtration prior to reaching stormwater system.
- New high efficient drip and bubbler irrigation system with weather-based controller.
- Mix of larger stature native oaks and Monterey Cypress with smaller understory arbutus trees.
- Diverse mix of native and adaptive shrubs and perennials for habitat establishment.
- Saves 220,140 gallons of water per year and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 48.32 tons of CO2E over the life of the project