Bioretention Front Row at new Druid Hills High School Addition

DeKalb County Schools opened a new addition to one of its oldest facilities, Druid Hills High School, on Monday, August 9th.  The addition was designed by Perkins + Will with all site design services provided by Breedlove Land Planning, Inc.  Space constraints were an issue between the existing building and the Haygood Drive right-of-way, so bioretention cells were incorporated into the stormwater management plan to provide water quality treatment for runoff from new impervious surfaces.  The cells have been seeded with a wildflower mix which enhances the ecological functions of the soil in addition to increasing the school’s aesthetic appeal from the street.

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