Fenwick Station Landscape Architecture

Fenwick Station is a six-story multi-family residential apartment building in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Its location at the intersection of Spring Street and Second Avenue is a threshold between the existing Woodside neighborhood and the Silver Spring Central Business District (SSCBD) & Silver Spring Metro Station.  The site acts as a spur, connecting cyclists on the future Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) to the SSCBD as part of the Green Trail Bicycle Masterplan.

As the landscape architect, HCM worked closely with the design team and MNCPPC to create a dynamic site that provides interesting and inviting urban public space and amenities for building residents and surrounding neighborhood residents, while gracefully and safely managing pedestrian and cyclist traffic that will flow through and around the site.  The project includes a creative approach towards integrating storm water management facilities with the site amenities, while meeting current storm water regulations within the tight boundaries of the site.

To achieve these goals, HCM designed a dynamic elevated public plaza with a variety of seating environments, an architectural shade structure, and an overlook to the cascading storm water management basins.  While the plaza is held up at street level, a bike share station is located at a lower level adjacent to the CCT spur, which falls away towards the south end of the site, where the bike trails are located.


2016 Presidential Award of Excellence, American Society of Landscape Architects, Maryland Chapter
2016 Maryland USGBC Wintergreen Award for Excellence in Green Building, Residential Category

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