TERRA provided landscape architectural design services for the recently constructed West Loop Target in Chicago.

The project site is approximately four acres in size and includes approximately 400 ground level parking spaces with the building above. TERRA’s landscape architectural design services included planting design for the foundation and entry planters within the property line and streetscape design for the new raised sidewalk planters with ornamental railings within the public right of way. The planting within the sidewalk planters consist of parkway trees and perennials. The plant materials used within all landscape areas in the project were selected for color, size, view lines, sun exposure and water requirements in accordance with the developer guidelines created by Target.

In addition to the site and streetscape planting design, TERRA provided schematic irrigation design and performance criteria for a complete design build irrigation system for all landscape areas included in the project. The irrigation was designed to achieve two LEED points for Water Efficient Landscaping by means of a 50 percent reduction in potable water use. The reduction in potable water use was the result of selecting native and drought tolerant plant materials for the project landscape. The project achieved LEED Silver status.


Applied Engineering Services, Ltd.