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River Islands development plan

River Islands development plan

Master plan of River Islands. A new super levee surrounds a set of more-or-less conventional suburban housing neighborhoods.

High Ground levee

High Ground levee

This so-called “high ground” levee is proposed to be built around Stewart Tract. Construction would take place inside of the existing levee, which would remain. This diagram gives a sense of how the levee and adjacent landscape might work, and describes some of the benefits of the new inner levee.

Spanos Park West development

Spanos Park West development

Housing construction at Spanos Park West, west of Interstate 5 and within the Borrow Pit Exchange Authority. Despite its locatio

Wine Factory

Wine Factory

Industrial-scale winery near Interstate 5, in the Delta’s Secondary Zone, and in the Borrow Pit Exchange Authority. The large-scale, often industrial or infrastructural, elements that are beginning to dominate this area need to be organized in more effective, sustainable ways.

Sprinkler Guys

Sprinkler Guys

Sod production on Terminous Tract.

Sod farm sign

Sod farm sign

The Delta’s increasing production of sod is replacing other crops as the agricultural market evolves.

Sod farm irrigation

Sod farm irrigation

Sod farm on Terminous Tract.

Sartini Manor - Farm Labor Housing

Sartini Manor - Farm Labor Housing

State-run farm workers’ camp near Thornton.

Delta Plan Types

Delta Plan Types

Some of the Delta’s specific settlement patterns.

Oxbow Marina, trailer morphology

Oxbow Marina, trailer morphology

Oxbow Marina was created by breaching the levee wall and allowing water to enter. It is an example of Levee Urbanism principles in use already in the Delta.

Oxbow Marina postcard

Oxbow Marina postcard

Oxbow Marina is an dense community of retirees and boaters.

Newport Drive, Discovery Bay

Newport Drive, Discovery Bay

Mark’s garden, corner of Newport Drive and Bolinas Place, Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County.

Newport Dr cul-de-sac

Newport Dr cul-de-sac

Mark’s garden, corner of Newport Drive and Bolinas Place, Discovery Bay, Contra Costa County.

Levee Urbanism water view

Levee Urbanism water view

View of the Oxbow Marina-Style properties of Levee Urbanism. The space between, in front of, and and underneath the buildings would be habitat managed by property owners.

Levee Urbanism exchange diagram

Levee Urbanism exchange diagram

Flood control and water quality infrastructure, habitat and recreation, managed urbanization using patterns already well-establsihed in the Delta.

Levee Urbanism Center Place

Levee Urbanism Center Place

Center Place is created whereever major roads cross the Levee Urbanism area. It is a public place, a piazza in the estuary.

Levee Urbanism constituents

Levee Urbanism constituents

Groups whose interests converge in Levee Urbanism.

Levee Urbanism buildings

Levee Urbanism buildings

Diagram describing the various building kits possible on the Oxbow Marina-style properties of Levee Urbanism.

Levee Bank Gardens, Saitama, Japan

Levee Bank Gardens, Saitama, Japan

Levee Urbanism in the Delta would make property owners stewards of their little piece of levee.

Housing Construction

Housing Construction

Spanos Park West housing under construction, winter 2004

Borrow Pit Exchange Authority Diagram

Borrow Pit Exchange Authority Diagram

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