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The Bowood Farms Nursery will be incorporated into 3 attached commercial buildings in the Central West End. 4621 Olive Street will be transformed into a retail garden shop while the adjoining two structures will house an open-air plant nursery within the walls of the existing buildings. A cafe will be incorporated into the front of the middle building and serve the nursery and the public.

The project is being designed as a destination point featuring a central street side cafe with a terrace overlooking the plant displays. A high loggia surrounds the open-air displays with an upper gallery beneath a green roof. The cafe itself contains a bar and seating area with 14' ceilings and views to the plant displays through a green screen archway. The inside seating area is around 860 SF with an outdoor terraced seating area of 1,200 SF.

The 5,416 SF retail shop consists of a large open space naturally daylit by large factory sash windows and a light lantern sitting atop a bow trussed ceiling vault. A low terrace penetrates the retail area from the adjacent cafe. At the back of the shop is a 1,236 SF office mezzanine above a lower storage area.

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