Located along the Bay shoreline, Union City Boulevard is a heavily trafficked thoroughfare significantly influenced by salt water intrusion, high winds, poor soil and cool temperatures. In addition, the area is susceptible to high intensity use and periodic vandalism. Robert Mowat Associates were hired to design a series of attractive landscape medians. Our firm specified a palette of plant materials tolerant of the Bay climatic conditions. A colorful paver maintenance band was designed for the safety of City maintenance personnel. Plantings and boulders were judiciously placed for safety and speed considerations. Plant materials known for their abuse tolerance were chosen to prevent loss of foliage due to foot and vehicle traffic or vandalism. Numerous underground utilities were carefully avoided along with respecting ROW conditions for gas and railway conditions.