What materials should we use?Choose materials with your budget limitation in mind – costs must remain under $50,000 to implement.Will the site be graded?The site may be graded as needed.Can the design face more than one direction?Yes, if that is what you want. Keep in mind that 24,000 cars go by a day, usually at a high rate of speed.How will this be maintained?A combination of City staff, NIPC and SeaStars will maintain the site. Depending on the art chosen, other professionals may be necessary.Can we design using electricity?Assume there is no electricity. Solar or other alternative power is an option.What are the measurements of the site?For your convenience, we have measurements here for you.Is there a desired theme?Seaside continues to evolve. While there is no desired theme, the City mission is: Include. Innovate. Inspire.What is the flavor of design? Whimsical? Sophisticated? Formal?We don’t want to limit your creativity. You can enter as many times as you like, so enter a design of each type if you desire.Do we design the whole site?You may choose to design the whole site, but really, we’re looking for your big idea to really anchor that site and make an impact.If we design the whole site, what plants should we use?A plant list was already suggested, but if you really want to design the landscape, plants must be drought tolerant, and preferably native.What if we block the business behind? How tall can our entry be?There is not a height limitation currently, but be mindful of your budget. We will consider entries that partially block the business behind the site.Can we plant trees?Any plants must be drought tolerant, as there is no water on this site. Plants will be watered just to get established. Trees often require deeper space for roots, and there is asphalt approximately 2 feet under the surface of this entire site. Trees won’t do well in that situation.Will there be paths on the site?Yes. A path should remain open along the building behind the site. There is also a plan for a path crossing the site closer to the intersection of Canyon Del Rey and Del Monte.Is the competition open to people outside of Seaside?Yes. And tell your friends!