We’d like to invite you up on the roof to see for yourself the spectacular views of the City, Grand Traverse Bay, the Boardman River and Hannah Park. Ready? Just click on the image below and take a look around!
Steps are being constructed in the Pubic Access through Uptown leading down to the River Walk that is yet to come later this year. A long time coming, the galvanized steel structural framing is now in place and Grand Traverse Construction workers are on site laying down the Kebony planks.
Kebony is beautiful wood that is sustainable, durable and requires no maintenance beyond normal cleaning. It’s characteristics are similar to Ipe (which is a rare rain forest wood) in that it is very hard, stable and durable.
Developed in Norway, the Kebony® technology is an environmentally friendly, patented process, which enhances the properties of sustainable softwood with a bio-based liquid. The process permanently modifies the wood cell walls giving Kebony premium hardwood characteristics and a rich brown color. After exposure to sun and rain the wood develops a natural silver-gray patina. Performance is maintained, while beauty is enhanced.
Stop by and take a look!
TC Ticker reported on an Uptown initiative to make the electrical boxes in the landscaped rain gardens in the Uptown front entry look like brick planters! If approved, this will be a Traverse City first! For the full story, click on this Ticker link: The Ticker: City Could Transform Utility Boxes Into Art
An article today in the Building Design + Construction E-News touts the features of Green Roofs and a significant movement to incorporate them across the country. Others are just beginning to realize all the benefits. Uptown is proud to be on the cutting edge!