The Old Grove Marketplace is a commercial development on approximately 22 acres, with a Lowe’s Home Improvement Center as the anchor to a multi-parcel development. Also included in the development are retail shops, specialty shops and office suites. Large plantable retaining walls are integral to the project, and have been treated with plant materials to reduce the visual impact of the walls.
The Marketplace, located within the sphere of the Historical District of the San Luis Rey Mission, required that the plant materials, walls and architectural features be designed to meet the District’s landscaping guidelines. A meandering sidewalk along Mission Avenue provides a pleasant pedestrian connection to nearby neighborhoods. Trellis features and enhanced paving within the development provide a means of way-finding for pedestrian travel through the parking lots to the commercial buildings.