10th Ave Hill Climb will serve as a strong pedestrian connector for residence in Yesler Terrace and First Hill. Bands of colorful plantings make for an interesting trek up and down the hill. Wheelchair accessible ramps traverse the climb while stairs equipped with a bike runnel make a quick easy descent.
An added wall retains the grade to create a front lawn. To mitigate the high wall along the sidewalk a planted tier was introduced to the deign. The terraced planted area greatly softens the scale and provides opportunity to added more texture and color to the front of the house.
Drainage is achieved by backfilling the wall with aggregates. Weep holes line each wall at 4'-0" O.C. spacing. This system allows through drainage to prevent a saturated lawn.