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  1. 1. Portfolio Tony Chevalier Professional Landscape Architect
  2. 2. Project Experience Bass Lake Road Streetscape & Planting Plan - Brooklyn Center MN Bellewood: Historic Redevelopment Plan - Anchorage, KY Big Willow Natural Area Master Plan - Minnetonka, MN Bootjack Ranch Master Plan - Pagosa Springs, CO The Brickyard: TND Plan - Porter, IN The Bridges of Saint Paul Master Plan - St. Paul, MN Buffalo Community Center Landscape Plan - Buffalo, MN Capital Bikeshare - Washington D.C. Cascade Avenue Streetscape Plan - River Falls, WI Chileno Bay: Sea Cliff Condos - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Gateway Valley: Landscape Plans - Orinda, CA Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel - Cherokee, NC Minnetonka Boulevard Corridor Plan - Hennepin County, MN Minnetonka Mills Park Plan - Minnetonka, MN Nice Ride MN: Bike Share Program - Minneapolis Nisswa Pocket Park - Nisswa, MN Ojiketa Resort and Spa Master Plan - Chisago City, MN Park Place Master Plan - Minnetrista, MN Pellissippi Place: R & D Campus Master Plan - Knoxville, TN Port Washington Resort Master Plan - Port Washington, WI Tamarack Hills Development II: Planting Plan - Woodbury, MN Whiting Lakefront Trail - Whiting, IN Tony Chevalier Professional Landscape Architect Registered - State of Minnesota, # 48560 - State of Wisconsin, # 661-14 - State of Iowa, # 00606 Adjunct Professor - University of Minnesota, College of Design (2009 - present) Master of Landscape Architecture Certificate of Metropolitan Design - University of Minnesota, College of Design (2006) Bachelor of Arts: Community Development - St. Cloud State University (2002) American Society of Landscape Architects Minneapolis, MN m: 612.308.1808 tonychevalier@gmail.com www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  3. 3. Dam Removal and Stream Restoration River Falls, W i s c o n s i n Currently a grass roots effort in the City of River Falls is pursuing the removal of two hydroelectric dams in order to restore a stretch of the Kinnickinnic River, a world class trout fishing stream. The images above represent preliminary ideas for extending trail networks and public recreation facilities along the corridor. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  4. 4. Front Street Reconstruction Mankato, M i n n e s o t a Front Street, in the heart of the entertainment district in Mankato, is being reconstructed to promote pedestrian safety and improved aesthetics. The plan provides generous sidewalk space for restaurant patios and informal seating. Construction began in Summer 2014. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  5. 5. residential alternatiVes oPTIoN A: bumP-ouT oPTIoN b: No bumP-ouT precedents precedents SMALL AREA PLAN green infrastructure - prototypes Local streets in established urban neighborhoods present a great Green Infrastructure Prototypes LINDEN HILLS Minneapolis, M i n n e s o t a opportunity to address water quality and rainwater run-off. The prototypes shown were developed for a small area plan in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis. The prototypes work within the existing right-of-way, limiting cost and physical impact to the neighborhood. The examples above are applied to residential blocks tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  6. 6. commercial alternatiVes oPTIoN A: bumP-ouT wITh PATIo oPTIoN b: bumP-ouT wIThouT PATIo precedents precedents SMALL AREA PLAN green infrastructure - prototypes Local streets in established urban neighborhoods present a great Green Infrastructure Prototypes LINDEN HILLS Minneapolis, M i n n e s o t a opportunity to address water quality and rainwater run-off. The prototypes shown were developed for a small area plan in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis. The prototypes work within the existing right-of-way, limiting cost and physical impact to the neighborhood. The examples above are applied to commercial corners. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  7. 7. landscape, ecology, geology, hydrology and wildlife. The character of the regional landscape will inform the reclamation process, creating a diverse system of native dry, mesic, short and tall prairie grasslands, wetlands, woodland, and shrubs. Glacial erratics found in the reclamation site to the north and at the current Kasota Site will be set aside for later use in this reclamation project. These outcroppings will provide visual interest along the trail and may be used as markers. Mining Reclamation Plan Kasota, M i n n e s o t a as the configuration seen from a perspective view within the regional landscape. The design will take into careful consideration the impacts glaciers have left on this area including their orientation. The resulting impacts including glacier erratics, hummocks, drumlins, hills, depressions, outcrops, and other specific geologic conditions. For the establishment of new habitat within the site, strategies inlcuding seed collection, species transplanting, and habitat creation targeting species of interest will be employed. LEGEND Project Area Features: Potential Interpretive Stations (Geology, Watershed, Wetlands, Waterfowl, Birding, Native American Settlement) Potential Conceptual Passive Walking Path Potential Regional Trail Public Land & Private Conservation Wildlife Viewing Blind Potential Park Structure/Facilities Landscape Zones: Dry Prairie Native Habitat (Mix of grasses shrubs, trees, forbs) Mesic/Wet Prairie Open Water * *Kasota Prairie Nat. Am. Settlement* *Waterfowl *Archeology *Geology Kasota Prairie SNA Unimin Kasota Prairie Unimin Slough 468th Street Le Sueur County Park / Trailhead 0 375 750 1,500’ U n i m i n W i l d l i f e C o r r i d o r *Native Prairie This reclamation plan for a mining site adjacent to the Minnesota River in southern Minnesota proposes the restoration of native prairie and the creation of a slough to support wildlife, promote species diversity, and improve water quality. Recreational opportunities are also proposed, including trails, boardwalks, and wildlife viewing blinds. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  8. 8. A. Arched sign walls at roundabouts d. Gentle curves promote traffic calming A. B. C. d. B. Brick crosswalks emphasize pedestrians C. Continuous median limits cross traffic Cascade Avenue Streetscape River Falls, W i s c o n s i n A six block stretch of Cascade Avenue in River Falls was reconstructed in 2012 with the goals of pedestrian safety and generating greater exposure to the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, which borders the street. This was accomplished through the use of two roundabouts, increased signage, and a heavily planted and continuous median. As an independent contractor with SEH, I created the planting plan and completed the construction documents. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  9. 9. Conceptual Sketch Design Development Final Construction Whiting Lakefront Trail & Pocket Park Whiting, I n d i a n a Part of the Marquette Greenway, the Whiting Lakefront Trail extension connects Lake George Trail to the shores of Lake Michigan. In addition to the trail, a new pocket park was designed as well as a plaza adjacent to an existing skate park. The images above display the process of designing the pocket park from con-ceptual design, through design development and final construction. The finish-ing touches of the park took place in 2011, which included a bike/pedestrian bridge. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  10. 10. Stormwater Absorbed/Filtered at Median Decorative Crosswalks Plaza / Trail Marker Continuous Biofiltration Median Bus Stop Furniture Native Plants Bass Lake Road Streetscape Brooklyn Center, M i n n e s o t a The redevelopment of Bass Lake Road between Brooklyn Blvd. and Highway 100 addressed stormwater runoff by directing water towards the medians, capturing it in swales and filtering it through a series of rain gardens. Connections were made to the Three Rivers Park Regional Trail system and street furniture was placed at bus stop locations and plazas along the route. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  11. 11. Humboldt Plaza Humboldt, I o w a One firm - start to finish TM ARCHITECTS • ENGINEERS • PLANNERS LAND SURVEYORS • SCIENTISTS Minnesota: Mankato • Faribault Iowa: Storm Lake • Algona • Sac City Web: www.is-grp.com LANDSCAPE PLAN L1.01 SUMNER AVENUE CITY OF HUMBOLDT - 613/611 SUMNER AVENUE DEMOLITION A city owned building along Sumner Avenue, Humboldt’s main street, has been demolished. In it’s place a central gathering space and plaza is planned, thus creating opportunity out of liability. It will feature a central planter surrounding a statue, planting beds, a lawn that can also be converted to a skating rink in winter and space for wall murals. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  12. 12. Option 1 - Raised Planters at Existing Sign: Utilizing the existing welcome sign, a two-tier raised planter, constructed from limestone/sandstone, is proposed surrounding the sign with native perennials. Additional shade trees and ornamental trees are proposed as a backdrop. PrHopuomsbedo lGdatte Gwaayt eOwpatiyons Humboldt, Iowa 05/09/12 Humboldt, I o w a Option 2 - New Sign & Water Feature: A new sign is proposed, anchoring cast metal letters to a limestone/ sandstone wall. A waterfall would be integrated into the wall, cascading water over a portion of the sign and recirculating through a pondless water feature system. Perennials frame the feature while ornamental trees serve as a backdrop. Option 3 - Welcome Plaza: A circular plaza with a central water fountain is proposed to be a future trail connection and destination. The theme of the plaza draws from the milling history of the city with a paver design that resembles a mill stone and a water table/fountain with a mill stone top. A limestone/sandstone wall backs the plaza flanked by bench seating. Option 4 - Mill Gateway: At a new location at the intersection of Hwy. 169 & 240th St., A new gateway is proposed to span the intersection. On the east, a new sign & water feature (Opt. 2) is proposed, integrating a mill wheel into the architecture. On the west, old mill parts & gears are intermixed with limestone boulders and native grasses. As Discipline Leader for the landscape architect practice of I&S Group, I provided multiple gateway options for Humboldt, a small progressive town in northern Iowa. Special attention was paid to the local geology, hydrology and history of the town. Native plants are proposed in all options. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  13. 13. “Water is Earth’s eye, looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” - Henry David Thoreau “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect..” - Aldo Leopold “This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are. “ S o m e w h e r e B e t w e e n L a n d & w a t e r : t w o h a r B o r S w a t e r f r o n t r e d e v e L o p m e n t Waterfront Redevelopment Two Harbors, M i n n e s o t a t o n y C h e v a L i e r L a n d S C a p e a r C h i t e C t u r e d e p a r t m e n t / u n i v e r S i t y o f m i n n e S o t a p a r k w a y a S : Nature Po e t i c I d e a C i v i c Fr a m e w o r k E c o n o m i c S t i m u l a t o r H y d r o l o g i c a l I d e a Tw o H a r b o r s , MN : P r o p o s a l m o r p h o L o g y Two Harbors is an aggregate of cultural artifacts enveloped in the natural wonder of Lake Superior’s North Shore. It is a community still reeling from the impact of its industrial legacy and coming to terms with its remarkable history. It is a community on the doorstep of a new identity. The relics of Two Harbor’s past are the place holders where the community’s future will be forged, somewhere between land & water. •The linear forms of the ore docks are the strongest element in the existing landscape. These lines are echoed throughout the Agate Bay redevelopment proposal; from the docks of the marina to the organization of the tree rows. Land Water Memory Possibility Culture Rural Urban N Vernacular Modern “The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand.” - Italo Calvino “In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy.” - John Sawhill “Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret, and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection. Nature never became a toy to a wise spirit.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson -Plato •The circular shape of the roundhouse is drawn upon, and it reappears in the configuration of the marina and the buildings adjacent to it. •The biomorphic shape of the parkway intersects with the rectilinear grid of the urban block structure as well as the delineation of the tree rows. It frames future urban development and preserves a public waterfront. §6 §7 §5 §4 §3 §2 §1 1:200 Open space preservation and framework plan supporting community identity (first iron ore port on Lake Superior) by creating gateways that highlight 3 massive shipping piers and provide increased waterfront access and connectivity through newly established city parkland, a parkway, cultural center and a public marina tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  14. 14. B a y f r o n t B o u l e v a r d S k u n k C r e e k •Green infrastructure •Rare plant habitat •High levels of biodiversity •Restored outlet to Burlington Bay by elevating road •Wildlife corridor •Recreational trail corridor C a i r n t r a i L m a r k e r S Gateway Cairn Rounded Cairn Expresses weathering & natural forces Fractured Cairn Expresses rock outcroppings & road cuts N o r t h E n t r a n c e •Scandinavian influenced •Constructed from local materials & common elements (timber & Rhyolite boulders) •Regional & geological expression •Coincide with North Shore Scenic Drive Recommendations (Center for Changing Landscapes) •Site specific Trail head center Gateway cairn Fractured cairn S o u t h E n t r a n c e Highway 61 High degree of enclosure Limited visibility Gateway cairn View of lake Filter strip S o m e w h e r e B e t w e e n L a n d & w a t e r : t w o h a r B o r S w a t e r f r o n t r e d e v e L o p m e n t t o n y C h e v a L i e r L a n d S C a p e a r C h i t e C t u r e d e p a r t m e n t / u n i v e r S i t y o f m i n n e S o t a Rounded cairn View of bridge E x t e n s i o n o f A l l A m e r i c a n R o a d , H w y . 6 1 • S c e n i c P a r k w a y • C o m m u n i t y G a t e w a y • 2 l a n e s w / o n - s t r e e t p a r k i n g • 3 . 7 m i l e s O r e D o c k s • W o r k i n g w a t e r f r o n t ( d o c k s # 1 & 2 ) • I n d u s t r i a l l a n d s c a p e • T a c o n i t e e x p o r t • ~ 7 s t o r i e s t a l l , ~ 1 0 0 0 ’ - 1 5 0 0 ’ l o n g • # 6 d e c o m m i s s i o n e d i n t h e 1 9 7 0 s • D o c k s a c t a s a s e r i e s o f g a t e w a y s d o C k # 6 B a y f r o n t B o u l e v a r d v i e w n o r t h • A d a p t i v e r e u s e a s m u s e u m & i n t e r p r e t i v e c e n t e r • I n t e r i o r l i g h t i n s t a l l a t i o n t o e x p r e s s c h a r a c t e r o f ‘ N o r t h e r n L i g h t s ’ • D r y d o c k i n g o f t h e E d n a G . t u g b o a t w i t h i n 1: 30 B a y f r o n t B l v d . E d n a G . I n t e r i o r v i e w a t n i g h t B i r d ’ s e y e v i e w a t n i g h t F r o m r i g h t t o l e f t : d o c k s 1 , 2 , 6 P r o s p e c t R e f u g e S o m e w h e r e B e t w e e n L a n d & w a t e r : t w o h a r B o r S w a t e r f r o n t r e d e v e L o p m e n t t o n y C h e v a L i e r L a n d S C a p e a r C h i t e C t u r e d e p a r t m e n t / u n i v e r S i t y o f m i n n e S o t a Birch Aspen Pine Poplar Lake Rock Agates Hematite Taconite Railroad Property Vacant Land Municipal Campground City Parkland Future Marina Ore Docks Bayfront Blvd. South Entrance North Entrance VVaaccaanntt LLaanndd CCiittyy PPaarrkkllaanndd 61 *Marina *Roundhouse Park *Waterfront Park Central Plaza* *Landing *Mixed-Use *Ore Dock *Pier tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  15. 15. F"#$%& 5 R&*+,,&-.&. P012& 1 D+*5 D"26%"7$6"+- • At least 100 candidate locations were reviewed, photographed and measured. This list of candidate locations was reduced to 75 priority locations. Nice Ride MN Twin Cities, M i n n e s o t a Twin Cities Bike Share !"#$%&'()*+#$*)')',-.#/# !"#$%&'()**+,-&$$-(.%-(/0&12 • Plug & Play Connection • Portable (requires no foundation) Project Roll-out !"##$%&'(")*+",$*-.%/$*0/'1/%2 !"#$%&'()$&**+&,--.& Platform Prototype • Solar Powered • WiFi Controlled • Radio Frequency Indicator (RFID) Tags on Bicycles - (Allows bikes to be tracked and usage patterns to be analyzed to improve efficiency) Station Prototype Year One Success: • 100,817 total trips taken • Only two bikes lost (one of which was later recovered due to RFID tag • Three reports of vandalism • One reported crash, though no injuries were reported from this or any other incident The introduction of the public bike fleet expands the service area of buses and trains and provides combined solutions to trips requiring more than one mode of transportation. • Nice Ride MN launched June, 2010 • 65 kiosks and 700 bikes • First major public bike fleet in the U.S. Year One Success tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  16. 16. * * Civic Center Park Interpretive Features (Burwell House) View to Minnehaha Creek and * Park / Natural Feature La ke Min netonka LRT Regional Trail * Burwell House * Minnetonka Mills Park * St. David’s School Park Minn*etonka Minnehaha Creek Crossing View to Minnehaha Creek and wetlands Mills Commercial District Redevelopment Improved Canoe Access North C eda r Lake Regional Trail Ce dar Lake LRT Re gi onal Tr ail Commercial Redevelopment Informal Formal Intersection improvements needed (Establish better connections to off-street trail and Cedar Lake LRT Regional Trail) 169 City of Minnetonka Public Works * Good News For Isreal Interpretive Features (Recreational emed) Bike Trail Improvement Opportunities - Minnetonka Boulevard (Co. Road 5) Design Plan NTS * September 2008 * * Potential pedestrian tunnel Potential pedestrian bridge Improvements needed to establish a better connection between on-street bike lanes and North Cedar Lake Regional Trail Improvements needed to establish better connections between on-street bike lanes, recreational trails, the Minnetonka Mills District and Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail Sunrise Ridge Major Highway Interchange - ese interchanges act as gateways for automobile traffic entering the corridor. Significant improvements are needed to ensure bicycle pedestrian safety. Primary Road Intersection - Minnetonka Blvd. is intersected by other high-moderate volume roads at these locations. Improvements are needed to ensure bicycle pedestrian crossing safety. Other IntersectionCrossing - ese points indicate other significant intersections and crossings with lower traffic volumes. e need for improvements will need to be evaluated on a case by case basis. Regional Trail Connection Point - ese points indicate opportunities for improved regional trail access. Emphasis should be placed on safe and convenient access. Proposed on-street bike lane extension (Minnetonka City Hall to Hopkins Crossroad) Potential future trail extension (Connection to bus stops at Cedar Lake Road) Proposed on-street bike lane extension (Close the gap at Hwy. 169 Interchange) Major Highway Interchanges: To ensure bike safety, special attention needs to be paid to potential bike lane and right-turn lane conflicts. Alternative paving treatments should be used at these locations to indicate crossing locations for pedestrians as well as provide gateways to the corridor. In addition to ensuring a well-signed and siganlized intersection, these locations should also incorporate the use of countdown timers. Continuous On-Street Bike Lanes: Much of the eastern portion of the Minnetonka Blvd. corridor maintains an on-street bike lane. Closing the gaps in the corridor as well as extending on-street bike lanes west to Minnetonka City Hall is a high priority. is action will create a continous west-east bike thouroughfare, promote local regional bicycle networks, create connections to regional trails, link the city halls of Minnetonka St. Louis Park and promote the overall concept of “Link to the Lakes.” Signage and striping improvements will be made throughout the entire length of the corridor to promote a consistant theme. Primary Road Intersections: Due to high-moderate volume at these intersections, countdown clocks should be utilized. Alternative pavings should also be considered for crosswalks. Reduced curb radii, curb bumpouts curb extensions can be used to reduce the speed at which cars turn corners as well as reduce the crossing distance for peds. ese techniques could provide additional room for landscaping, but need not create conflicts with the on-street bike lane. Crosswalk flags may also be considered at intersections with high pedestrian activity. Other Intersections: In many cases, the improvements to these intersections may be very similar to that of the “Primary Road Intersections.” is will need to be evaluated on a case by case basis. Other Crossings: Crossings may be needed for locations other than intersections, such as certain bus stops and areas that have pedestrian activity areas on both sides of the road. Techniques to address this situation include grade-seperated crossings (bridges tunnels), pedestrian refuge islands, signalized and/or raised crosswalks and a mid-block narrowing of the road. ese options will need to be evaluated on a case by case basis. * Intersection improvements needed * Improvements needed to off-street trail connection on south side of Hwy. 5 Intersection improvements needed Intersection improvements needed * Corridor Improvements Intersection and Crossing Improvements 494 100 Lake Minnetonka Minneapolis Chain of Lakes 35 48 * Landscape Streetscape Opportunities - Minnetonka Boulevard (Co. Road 5) Design Plan NTS October 2008 Complementary Adjacent Land Uses / Community Resources Commercial Property Min n ehaha Creek Improved Canoe Access Storage * * Minnetonka City Hall St. Louis Park City Hall *Minnetonka Christian Academy * Community Church *Minnetonka Mills Commercial District * * Big Willow Park * Guilli*am Fields Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail North Cedar Lake Regional Trail * Aquila Park * Texa-Tonka Park *Aquila Primary Center *Trinity Lutheran Church Victo*ria Lake Hann*an Lake Cobb*le Crest Lake Westl*ing Pond * Rainbow Park Lou*isiana Oaks Park * Oak Hill Park * Bronx Park * Roxbury Park*Keystone Park * St. Louis Park Evangelical Free Church *Lennox Center * St. Louis Park Senior High School First Lutheran Church * Car*penter Park *Sunshine Park *Groves Academy * Civic / Institutional Resource * Creek Access * * Tree Planting Strategy Landscape Frame Planting: Street Tree Planting: Improved Canoe Access Storage Storage Interpretive Feature(s) Gateway Improved Street Lighting Significant Viewshed View to Minnehaha Creek and wetlands Minnetonka Mills Park Interpretive Feature (Minnetonka Town Hall) Interpretive Features (Minnetonka Mills Site) Interpretive Features (Creek Ecology) View to Big Willow Natural Area View to Big Willow Natural Area View to wetlands View to wetlands Interpretive Features (Minnehaha Creek) Commercial Redevelopment Commercial Redevelopment Expansion Gateways: e improvement of gateways reinforces the notion of the corridor and can be accomplished in many ways, including landscaping, signage, sculptural pieces, and overhead markers. e size and scale of gateways will respond to their location. Gateways at the major highways will provide much grander statements than those at smaller intersecting streets. Gateways into Minnetonka may take on a more rural character while those to St. Louis Park will have a more urban feel. Interpretive Features: Public art and interpretive features lend a unique character to communities. ese features can draw from historical events and places or simply be celebrations of art and landscape. General locations are identified for locating such features. However, careful consideration should be made to determine the size, scale and “fit” of these features to their location. Street Lighting: Street lights contribute to the overall character of the corridor during the day as well as at night. ematic lamposts can be selected, incorporating signage and landscape planters. ere is opportunity for these lamposts to retain a commonality that supports the corridor as a whole in addition to providing specific identification to certain communities, neighborhoods or districts. Street lighting should be considered from the pedestrian scale and light levels should be chosen to provide safe usage of the corridor, but not disrupt the rural character of many locations. Viewsheds: e abundance of natural and scenic resources along the corridor provide many locations where outstanding views can be found. In some areas this naturally exists. In other areas, the landscape needs to addressed to achieve this. is may include selective cutting and clearing of shrub layers and understory and additional planting to frame views. ese decisions will need to be specific to each location. Commercial Redevelopment: Most commercial properties along the corridor are located at the identified intersections and vary in size and condition. Many could benefit from updates to their facades and improvements to their overall appearance. In some cases, redevelopment of entire commercial intersections may be desirable. In these cases, there is a lot of opportunity to cooperate with developers to help contribute to the quality of the overall corridor. Redevelopment opportunities will need to be further examined. Texa-Tonka Commercial District Redevelopment View to Cobble Crest Lake Interpretive Features (Lilac Way) Interpretive Feature (City of Minnetonka) Mills Landing Park Many areas along the corridor retain a very rural and natural feel. Minimal planting is required in these areas, and in some cases no planting may be required at all. e trees in these areas are intended frame the corridor and frame views to adjacent natural features, including Minnehaha Creek and wetlands. Buckthorn removal may be needed in some areas as well as selective cutting of understory vegetation. e more “urban” areas of the corridor require a more manicured and formal planting scheme. is predominately occurs in the eastern portion of St. Louis Park, but may also be appropriate at certain commercial districts. Tree planting in these areas should reflect a typical 40ft. on-center street tree planting scheme along both sides of the road. Tree selection for these areas should also reflect a more formal character. Creek Facilities Art/Interpretive Features Streetscape Improvements 49 tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  17. 17. Pillsbury Campus Master Plan Owatonna, M i n n e s o t a Three distinct options for the reuse of the Pillsbury Baptist Bible College campus were created. Each option provides a unique focus and fulfills a specific need for the community of Owatonna. These options include a research campus, regional sports center, and lifestyle center. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  18. 18. The Brickyard: TND Development Porter, I n d i a n a The Brickyard is a Traditional Neighborhood Development proposal located on the site of an old brickyard in northern Indiana. The new proposal includes 186 residential units, 5,000 sq. ft. of commercial space and a new fire station, with potential expansion for a new police station. The neighborhood would be organized around a central green space and accommodate regional trail connections to the downtown. I preformed site layout, plan development, created a Photoshop perspective from the central park and produced a 3-D graphic base used by a professional renderer to create a bird’s eye view watercolor. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  19. 19. Pagoda Dogwood - distinct, horizontally tiered branching pattern - small white flowers in late spring - blue fruit develops in summer - deep burgundy fall color The airy quality of the branching allows background colors and textures to show through. The berries are highly prized by native birds. The plant form adds a great deal of interest to the winter landscape. Serviceberry - showy white flowers in early spring - dark green leaves - brilliant red color in fall - edible blue berries develop in late spring A great three season accent tree that will also screen views beyond the entry drive. Entry Planting Plan The Minikahda Club Whitespire Birch - narrow, pyramidal habit - bright green leaves - bright yellow fall color - chalk-white bark - resistant to bronze birch borer Japanese beetle The bright color of the bark and leaves will provide contrasts in the shaded understory, framing the entry drive. Trees Cockspur Hawthorne - horizontally-tiered branches - thornless - white flowers in late spring - glossy dark green leaves - red/orange color in fall - showy red berries emerge in early fall, persist through winter The horizontal habit and seasonal interest will create varying textures, creating a dynamic background Anemone_hybrida Anemone_Snowdrop Astilbe_Fanal Astilbe_ Peach Blossom Astilbe_Visions Bleeding Heart Foam Flower Autumn Brilliance Fern_Ghost Bugbane / Snakeroot Grass_Hakonechloa Entry Planting Plan The Minikahda Club Fern_ Perennials Minikahda Country Club 03/01/12 03/01/12 Minneapolis, M i n n e s o t a Entry Planting Plan The Minikahda Club 03/01/12 Black Chokeberry - clusters of small, white flowers in mid-spring - black fruit in late summer, persists into winter - Intense red fall color Good for stabilizing the extreme slopes of the entry drive. The berries will provide winter interest. Shrubs Gray Dogwood - showy white flowers in late-spring, early summer - clusters of small white berries form after the flowers have dropped - red stem color persists into winter Will naturalize the border of the entry drive and screen views. Yellow Dogwood - tiny white flowers in late-spring, early summer - small blue-white berries form after the flowers have dropped - bright yellow twigs The bright yellow twigs are quite showy against a snowy backdrop and will contract with the red twigs of the gray dogwood. PJM Rhododendron - clusters of fragrant lavender flowers in early-spring - evergreen (purple tones in winter) The showy flowers in spring will accent the entry drive and the foliage will provide winter interest. Gro-Low Sumac - dense, low-growing - intense orange/red fall color - fragrant leaves The low-growing shrub will stabilize areas of the embankment along the entry drive and create a red carpet in the fall. Entry Planting Plan The Minikahda Club 03/01/12 Heuchera_ Georgia Peach Perennials Heuchera_ Plum Pudding Hosta_Blue Angel Hosta_Guacamole Hosta_ Regal Splendor Meadow Rue Pachysandra Solomon’s Seal Wild Ginger The image boards above were compiled to showcase plant selection for a new entry drive planting plan for the Minikahda Country Club in Minneapolis. Emphasis was put on creating a vibrant palette of plants with varying textures and colors to provide seasonal interest throughout the entire year. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  20. 20. Annual Plant Beds / Potscaping While working for a local greenhouse and nursery, I designed seasonal Lynde Greenhouse plant beds and pot arrangements for some of the premiere commercial properties in the Twin Cities metro. As Landscape Division Manager, I accepted the MNLA Grand Honor Award on behalf of the company in 2010 for Landscape Maintenance/Management. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  21. 21. Annual Plant Beds / Potscaping I was responsible for planning and designing all of the seasonal beds and Lynde Greenhouse pots at Grand View Lodge Resort in Nisswa, Minnesota. I also oversaw installation and returned to evaluate throughout the year. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |
  22. 22. Port Cities L i g h t L i g h t Lisbon, Barcelona, Venice Lisbon 59 The steps you take will always radiate around what is central in your life. G e o m e t r y The following is a philosophical investigation of three European port cities; Lisbon, Barcelona and Venice during the spring of 2005. Utilizing photography and written word, these cities are examined through the following lenses: Water Land Materials Edges Geometry Light Gastronomy White light is a composite of all colors. Buildings and cities are composites of many efforts that are never seen. Barcelona 75 Lisbon Barcelona Venice The drama created by light can steal our eyes and render us speechless. Venice 78 During the spring of 2005, I studied abroad in 3 port cities (Lisbon, Barcelona and Venice). I documented my time through photography and writing. I compiled my photos and writings to create a treatise on the subjects of water, land, materials, edges, geometry, light and gastronomy. The images above are excerpts from my book. tony chevalier, PLA (MN,IA,WI) | 612.308.1808 | tonychevalier@gmail.com | www.visualcv.com/tonychevalier |

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