The Chateau Garden is a historic “garden-city” co-op development built in the early 1920s in Jackson Heights, Queens. Little investment in the site’s aging paths and drains had resulted in flooding and damage to foundations. Additionally the Mature American Elms have transformed Chateau’s character from a sunny formal garden to a shady urban woodland. JPLA’s renovation project focuses on replacing hardscape with accessible permeable paths and installing green infrastructure reservoirs to mitigate drainage issues. The resulting expanded path network and planting design responds to the change of conditions in its 100 year history while respecting the original character of the design.

Client: The Chateau Garden Club
Team: RAFT, Environmental Design Dynamics (EDD) (civil engineer)