The Risen Savior Catholic church has three different buildings, all built in different decades, which did not allow the site layout or landscaping to tie together. With removal of all the landscaping, concrete sidewalks, irrigation, and old outdated concrete channel drains, the Hilltop created a beautiful outdoor prayer garden between the two buildings—now called the St. Francis Prayer Garden—in what used to be a completely unusable space. Low-water xeriscaping was also added to the entire property.
Use of large metal pipe drains underground into an overflow pond and small moss rock retaining walls allowed the creation of a flagstone and concrete patio area complete with seat bench walls, shade cover, and new lighting. Additionally the front entry was redone for easier pathway and door access points and more people friendly seat bench locations for congregating before and after mass or other services. A stuccoed block wall and wrought iron fence were added to the daycare playground area for better security for the children.
All aspects of the project—from demolition to the stucco work and gate, to the construction of the shade structure and moss rock retaining walls—were completed by The Hilltop personnel without the need for subcontractors.