The $2 million Arroyo Parkway Streetscape Enhancement Project developed a gateway to Pasadena by framing the view from the 110 Freeway terminus to Old Pasadena and beyond to the San Gabriel Mountains. The plan included the introduction of an ‘upper story’ canopy of palm trees. Selected as part of the project team, Carlberg Associates was instrumental in the choice, nursery selection, and placement of the stately date palms that now line Arroyo Parkway and create a dramatic entrance to the city from the south.
Carlberg Associates was also responsible for the nursery selection and placement of the new ginkgo and Mexican fan palms for the long-awaited ‘Playhouse District Streetscapes, Walkways, and Alleys Plan’. Carlberg Associates represented the Playhouse District in numerous public meetings and City Council hearings. The ginkgos and palms were selected for installation on Colorado Boulevard to link the Playhouse District to Old Pasadena and the Civic Center / Mid-Town areas.