Sustainability Planning

A significant development constraint in urban areas is stormwater runoff, which can no-longer be accommodated in traditional sewer pipes.  For any redevelopment to occur, a strategy to overcome this hurdle was necessary.  Using green techniques like permeable pavement and green roofs helps but is not enough.   A coordinated district retention system is required.  The result is the potential for a LEED-qualified system that doesn’t contribute a drop to water quality problems.

While green infrastructure techniques, including bioswales, rain gardens, green roofs, and permeable paving should be used wherever possible, this map illustrates the larger stormwater network.  A network of green streets helps funnel water not captured on site into a district retention system.