Damascus Green Street Concepts

Assisting the City of Damascus, GreenWorks recommended strategies using a system approach to meet the needs for parks and open space services while maximizing the preservation of natural areas, enhancing ecosystem services, and creating a sense of place. GreenWorks developed a preferred level of service approach with the quantity and quality of facility capacity that would determine the basis for developing and justifying specific capital improvements projects, the recommended level of service standards, and financing plans for each type of capital facility. The eco system service approach to the Public Facilities plan is a first for a municipality in the State of Oregon to consider how public facilities planning can effectively consider its natural resources as an economic and natural resources for the city and its residents. GreenWorks’ parks system planning efforts identify strategies for incorporating eco system services and the public infrastructure for a sustainable parks planning foundation.