Central Falls Greenway

  • Charette. Final Board #1. This charette was the foundation of a proposed greenway that connected, as a vascular system, the city of Central Falls, RI. The greenway follows the low lying areas that stretch through the city and neighborhoods that are most derelict and contain the most vacant lots. The greenway is proposed to be a mixture of greenspace and green streets.
  • Charette. Final Board # 2
  • Complete Neighborhoods analysis.
  • Section: 45' wide, two way street with bicycle paths and widened sidewalks. These is a prototype for most of the existing 455' wide side streets where existing mixed-use development.
  • "Green" Street Plan for Broad street near Jenk's Park. The section of Broad street is a 55' wide, two-way main corridor. The design incorporates permeable pavers that allow for low-mow grass to emerge, on-street parking, planting areas that can accommodate large shade trees, widened sidewalks, and seating.
  • Section: Broad Street with bicycle paths and widened sidewalks at 55' wide. These is a prototype for most of the existing 55' wide, main corridors in the city of Central Falls.
  • Using black ink on gessoed model, I discovered the lowest points on the site and conclude that such are most vulnerable to flooding. This information, along with a comprehensive study of housing costs, vacancies, and businesses, we argued that greenspace in this location would be most suitable and profitable for the city of Central Falls, RI.
  • "Green" Street Plan for main streets near the Civic Center. This street is a 55' wide, two-way main corridor. The design incorporates permeable pavers that allow for low-mow grass to emerge, on-street parking, planting areas that can accommodate large shade trees, widened sidewalks, and seating.
  • Section: Main Civic Center streets with bicycle paths and widened sidewalks at 55' wide. These is a prototype for most of the existing 55' wide, main corridors around the civic center of Central Falls.
  • West to East Section of the park indicates the current topography, building locations and access to city hall.
  • South to North Section shows the many elements of the park to incorporate a variety of uses and programs for a diverse and energetic city.
  • This section indicates the depth and capacity of the detention ponds and dry wells. They were designed to accommodate a 100-year flood event for up to 4 hours.
  • The falls in the park are a series of water features that take excess run off from the neighboring community and Jenk's park and bring it to the detention ponds, but does so in a way that highlights and celebrates it.
  • Central Falls was the heart of the industrial revolution. This sculpture garden pays homage to this achievement through the use of metal art.