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Petaluma Factory Outlet Village



The site, along the Petaluma River, needed to accommodate occasional flooding; requiring the ground plane to be easily and quickly restored for public access.



  • Create a minimal and elegant paving scheme that would be attractive and yet withstand the flooding
  • Use grasses that could stand inundation as the backbone of the parking lot planting
  • Incorporate the adjacent agricultural grasslands and oak woodlands into the planting scheme
  • Place the colorful perennial plantings in elevated agricultural water troughs (a new use of this element at the time) to protect them from flooding


Special Features

  • Use of colorful plantings draws visitors to see what perennials are available locally
  • Development remains successful 25 years after its initial design.

(707) 696 - 2967

1574 Skillman Lane
Petaluma, CA 94952