Archives of Planning

Checking soil on channel bank

Getting to know the site

Heidi Natura of Living Habitats, architectural consultant for the North Shore Channel Habitat Project, took a closer look at soil along the channel banks today, with Matt Basile, forestry supervisor for the city. The channel is an artificial waterway...
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Ladd Arboretum & Twiggs Park project area

Ecological character and planning principles

The North Shore Channel banks are important to birds and wildlife, yet the vegetation and soils are degraded, with little or no original habitat. Our challenge will be to create an aesthetically pleasing yet low-maintenance habitat using native plant...
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Landscape architect takes notes on work site

Laying the groundwork

The City’s North Shore Channel Habitat Project moved forward this week with team visits to several work sites. Living Habitats, a Chicago-based landscape architecture firm, is providing overall design direction—starting by taking stock of cur...
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