PROJECT IN PROGRESS
A team consisting of Charles Loomis Chariss McAfee Architects, North Street Design members Juliet Geldi and Gavin Riggall, Franco Montalto PhD, Alex Waldman and Katherine Travaline from Drexel University, and Timothy Bartrand from Tetra Tech have been conducting a planning study for the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) in its effort to develop a plan for promoting green infrastructure (GI) adoption on public and private land over a 252-block neighborhood. The area contains over 10,000 lots, three-quarters of which are residential, and 18.5% of which are vacant.
PWD plans to spend approximately $2 billion over the next 25 years to use primarily green stormwater infrastructure (stormwater tree trenches, porous pavement, rain gardens, sidewalk planters) to transform man-made surfaces that repel the rain into Greened Acres that capture, infiltrate and manage rainwater runoff—just like Mother Nature.
For more information on the historic agreement to officially launch Green City, Clean Waters, please view the attached press release and visit: http://www.phillywatersheds.org.