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A Feasibility Study On Possible Uses For A Common Area Greenbelt In A Southern California Neighborhood, Sarah J. Doherty Mar 2014

A Feasibility Study On Possible Uses For A Common Area Greenbelt In A Southern California Neighborhood, Sarah J. Doherty

Horticulture and Crop Science

Common greenbelt areas within residential neighborhoods are capable of existing as multi-function zones. ‘The Village’ in Southern Orange County, California, envisions its greenbelts as benefiting the homeowners, both in cost and esthetics, all beneficial insect and plant species, and the surrounding micro-climate. Research was conducted on three different systems, aimed at improving the areas of ‘The Village’ both economically and environmentally; the areas of focus were vineyard installation, fire resistant landscaping, and low impact development installations. The process began with evaluating the sites physical and judicial restraints. Soils tests, topography calculations, climate records, and preexisting species identifications were conducted; documents ...