Central Atlanta Library

Infiltration based stormwater management can be integrated into the most urban of conditions. At the newly renovated Central Atlanta Library in downtown Atlanta, Breedlove Love Planning designed a rain garden along the eastern edge of a new entry plaza. Stormwater runoff sheet flows across the paving and into this vegetated bioretention cell where engineered soil, trees and shrubs work to break down and clean pollutants. This rain garden also reduces impacts on the downstream City storm infrastructure by reducing volume outfall. We are proud to have supported this 21st century library program with a 21st century approach to runoff quality treatment and management.