The large field on the south side of the Blue Circle Concrete Company plant has many potential uses: commercial, residential, and recreational. This plan transforms the site into a community recreation facility with ballfields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and parking. The road network follows the landfill's existing gravel roads.
Ballfields would be constructed at or near
existing grade. However, if the landfill needed additional capacity, it
would may be possible to add a considerable volume of material to the site,
and then develop into a playing field complex. The large trees on the west
side of the landfill should be carefully preserved in either case to preserve
a buffer between the residential community and the landfill.
With some forethought, the landfill could
be converted into a nine-hole golf course in an unusual setting. The closeout
plan for the landfill would have to be adjusted in several ways:
The course would feature dramatic views of the Atlanta skyline and a challenging regimen of hillsides to cover. While the net effect might be a landfill with slightly less capacity, it would provide a visually attractive asset to the community.
The landform nearest the river could still be used for the communications sculpture concept (see Master Plan), while the side slopes of the landfill could be used as a "canvas" for a large scale environmental art project.
1997 Landscape Architecture Foundation Demonstration Project