Porous Concrete Paver Parking Lot Among Sustainable Features of New Clarkedale Elementary School

In 2009, the historic flooding of Sweetwater Creek devastated Cobb County’s Clarkedale Elementary School.  This upcoming school year will mark the grand opening of the new school in its new location.  Breedlove Land Planning is proud to have done its part to assist the community in this dramatic rebuilding project.  The new school building, designed by Cunningham, Forehand, Matthews & Moore Architects, incorporates many sustainable design elements including an extensive porous paver parking lot.  By allowing stormwater runoff to infiltrate into soil rather than concentrate as runoff, this school campus is doing its part to be a responsible addition to the watershed- a small but meaningful step in reducing the impacts of development that lead to the original school’s flooding.

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