Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District Streetscape & Planting Guidelines
This document was developed for the Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) of Bridgeport, Connecticut to create guidelines for streetscape planting and amenities that will inform all proposed landscape projects within the limits of the district. These guidelines include recommendations for planters, benches, and trash receptacles as well as for recommended plant material for use within the DSSD. The guidelines focus on creating sustainable landscapes, utilizing Low Impact Development (LID) techniques wherever possible. Recommendations include the use of green, sustainable materials for amenities, and the use of drought tolerant and native plant materials. With review and input by the DSSD, initial Focus Areas were identified as near term priorities. Schematic concepts were developed for several of these areas to provide an illustration of the recommended improvements and are featured here.