Hiram M. Chittenden Locks South Entry Historic Landscape Evaluation, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

The South Entry landscape is part of several improvements made in 1976 to the south side of the historic Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. These improvements included construction of a new fish ladder and development by the Corps of Engineers as well as the design and construction of a new city park called Commodore Park. In 1984 the South Entry design project received the Presidential Design Award recognizing the highest standards of Federal design in Landscape Architecture for its success in achieving these objectives.

The study povides an understanding of the history of the property, the changes that have occurred over time, the presence and integrity of elements with potential historic significance, and, based on this information, evaluate value of the vegetation in an urban setting and propose strategies for vegetation management that preserve salient resources.