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Sequoya Commons Phase II

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

JSD provided landscape architecture for Sequoya Commons Phase II, a mixed-use planned unit development. The landscape design included design for foundation plantings, a terraced landscaped area, parking lot and road right-of-way landscaping, as well as design for a rooftop garden and biofiltration pond.

The landscape design for Sequoya Commons, a highly visible and scrutinized development, required extensive landscaping and detailing in effort to surpass aesthetic expectations of the neighboring communities, City staff, and City committees. JSD produced a landscape design that received resounding compliments from the City of Madison Urban Design Commission, while adhering to the developer’s original proposed landscape budget.

Roof Top Garden This project includes a rooftop garden system situated over the proposed underground parking lot. This rooftop garden sits only a half-story above the main entrance ground floor and is intended as a community gathering area. The roof top garden features eight large planters with ornamental trees, a pergola structure and community grill, and several rock garden planting beds.

Biofiltration Landscape Design The biofiltration pond for Sequoya Commons is uniquely situated along the north side of the building at least 10’ below 1st floor balconies. JSD designed a tiered shaded biofiltration landscape area that screens the blank façade below the 1st floor balconies and is composed entirely of native shade tolerant species.