Metro Green is a multi-phase, mixed use project adjacent to The Stamford Transportation
Center. The project embraces a sensitive approach to ecological streetscape design and urban planning; gestures currently critical to the city's progressive revitalization plan. Columnar trees provide an architectural urban expression along Atlantic Street leading one to the Stamford Station. Cobble pavements and strips of planting, border both sides of this gracious sidewalk. Materials merge into the corner plaza mediating between the larger commercial property and residential scale. The central feature of the plaza is a "Rain Garden" which expresses a responsible approach to storm water management. The inner courtyard with its inverted sloping grass mound is a powerful approach in acknowledging the economic reality of affordable housing. A gravel path delineates the geometric great lawn, while majestic trees provide shade and screening. At the perimeter of the main path are allotment gardens for residents and undulating beds of prolific planting. A labyrinth is provided for quiet contemplation and environmental awareness.