DHM Design developed a landscape masterplan as a framework for tying the Three Springs community together. As part of that eff ort, monumentation, signage, and wayfinding elements were designed and implemented. DHM Design completed the design for the streetscape in the village core of Three Springs. The design incorporates recycled and reclaimed materials into the furnishings. Generous pedestrian spaces were set up along the storefronts with a number of outdoor cafes. Planter beds, pots, and raised boxes with xeric plantings were incorporated to add color and texture to the streetscape. A raised, free-fl ow pedestrian intersection and concrete crosswalks were used to enhance the pedestrian experience. The street was designed with back-in parking to facilitate a safer environment for vehicular and pedestrian users. With all of these elements in place, DHM hopes to create a healthy, vibrant, and safe village core for the Three Springs community.
DHM also designed and completed construction documents for 50+ acres of parks and open space that are dedicated to the City of Durango. The parks include trails that link Three Springs neighborhoods together, as well as playgrounds, basketball courts, reconstructed wetlands, native restoration areas and water quality areas.
Southern Open Space and Confl uence Park were constructed to treat stormwater, restore wetlands, and provide passive recreation. The wetlands, forebay, and water quality swales catch and fi lter run-off from the impervious surfaces created for the new community. Oil, sediment, and other contaminants are collected and treated by the forebay and wetlands before entering the larger watershed. The wetlands help protect the water quality of Wilson Gulch and the Animas River.