The "Animals Always" sculpture inviting visitors to the present Zoo campus could serve as a model for a South

Campus entryway located in front of a circular drive.

Parking Garage (Preserved)


Corner spaces could be designed as "flex" spaces -- loft-like environments that could be adjusted to office, residential, or commercial/retail use per demand.



Medium Density Residential (Dark Yellow) A condominium building on Oakland would echo the large scale of residential buildings on the street.

Circle Dri

ve (prese


The Woolworth building in Grand Center would be a great model for a corner-hugging retail/commercial building (Light Blue) at Hampton and Oakland. The Zoo could curate a restaurant/cafe and gallery plus meeting space in the ground floor. An office tower could sit atop this low-rise portion of the building.


Mixed use

Surface parking (future buildable space) screened by trees.

Low Density Residential (Light Yellow): Row house infill along a newly created interior road as well as Graham could better transition the more intensely developed section to the bordering extant low-scaled residential areas.

Existing buildings on the site to be saved are highlighted in a dashed red line. These include the parking garage, a 1980s era office mid-rise, and a low-rise 1940s era office building.

Office buildings (Dark Blue) could serve as administrative and research/lab space for the Zoo. Based on the success of nearby Highlands development, the Zoo could also lease office space to the open market. Parking would be accommodated above ground floor commercial space and would serve office workers and Zoo visitors. (Example from Hamburg, Germany).