DG2 Design worked with the engineers at CMT and the City of St. Charles to design the streetscape improvements for Fifth Street, from I-70 to First Capitol Dr. The goals of the streetscape project are to create a gateway to the City of Saint Charles while enhancing the aesthetics of Fifth Street, improving traffic flow and safety and promoting pedestrian activity.
This was accomplished through creating wide pedestrian facilities to invite walking, improving the pavement on the heavily trafficked roadway, and improving wayfinding for major destinations in Saint Charles by implementing standard signage. The aesthetics of the corridor were improved with native landscape and place making improvements that are designed to be inviting to the public and representative of the historic and cultural environments of the City of Saint Charles.
As the landscape architect, Kristy assisted Baird Sampson Neuert Architects (BSN) of Toronto with the award winning design and preparation of landscape architecture drawings for the Old Post Office Plaza in downtown St. Louis. The award-winning design incorporates brightly lit Wing Lights, cloud and screen walls, extensive landscaping and water features with a sculpture “Torso di Ikaro” by artist Igor Mitoraj as its focal point. The Plaza opened in 2009. Development of The Plaza was identified as a key component of revitalization of the Old Post Office District in the 1999 Downtown Development Action Plan. Today the Plaza serves as stage for multiple events including “Lunch-Time Live” Downtown’s premier outdoor lunchtime party that features live bands, food trucks and great networking opportunities. These lunchtime concerts are held every Friday.
* Project completed while working at a previous firm.