About the project
Residential reconstruction projects that added several bioswales along 61st Ave and one large bioswale along 62nd Ave. These bioswales help to mitigate drainage issues and capture and infiltrate stormwater runoff. The city installed native sod in the bump-outs instead of seeds or plants. Native sod is a new way to get healthy vegetation at GI sites. The native plants are grown at a green house on a mat. Once the plants are big enough, the mat is rolled out at the site. Native plants require less maintenance and can absorb more water.
- Type of green infrastructure: Bioretention basins
- Completion date: 2020
- Improve drainage issues and infiltrate stormwater runoff
- Creates pollinator habitat and adds native plants