Lebanon West Farms

Lebanon West Farms

Lebanon Farms West, a 180,000 square foot mixed-use development in the East Tremont section of the Bronx, comprises 148 affordable housing units, 12,000 square feet of commercial space, and a large outdoor area that does double-duty as a low-maintenance, resilient ground for recreation and a storm water management garden. Working with a diverse team of collaborators, Starr Whitehouse
designed a sleek landscape at the heart of this development to meet the social, financial, and physical needs of the community. A paved oval pathway creates circulation between the two buildings and acts as a track for children’s play. Within the oval, brightly colored safety surface and artificial turf create a rugged ground for roughhousing, while outside the oval a no-irrigation, no-mow landscape of native grasses, trees and shrubs organized around a series of bio-swales handle the site’s stormwater.