Massport Neptune Road Airport Edge Buffer

Civic Open Space | East Boston, Massachusetts

Massport commissioned Halvorson Design to create an open space near Logan Airport as part of an ambitious effort to expand green networks in East Boston. To commemorate the families who once lived in the neighborhood, the landscape design embraces symbols of the past, from cobblestones tracing the footprints of the original homes to interpretive artwork inspired by reminiscences of former residents.

Careful site grading allowed the reuse of existing soils on site to form sweeping, planted landforms that frame the open space. Extending from the East Boston Greenway, the site includes a dedicated cycle path and several walking routes. Halvorson Design was involved in the project from schematic design through construction administration.

size

1.5 acres

 

principal-in-charge

Robert Uhlig ASLA LEED AP BD+C

 

Team

Client:
Massachusetts Port Authority

Artist:
William Wainwright   

Irrigation Designer:
Irrigation Consulting, Inc.

Soils Consultant:
Pine & Swallow Environmental