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.
Alan Wieczynski and Chuck Moore with BLP have worked with Chattahoochee River Keepers over the past few years to develop a case study report on Green Infrastructure. This report discusses the use of green infrastructure to reduce urban stormwater runoff in Atlanta, Georgia. The objective of this publication is to provide a resource for anyone interested in green infrastructure, especially municipalities enacting policies that promote its use as a stormwater management strategy. Two BLP projects, a Georgia Tech parking deck and E. Rivers Elementary School, are prominently featured in the report.
Click here to download the report and learn more about Chattahoochee River Keepers.
Breedlove Land Planning is excited to be involved in professional organizations like the Soil Science Society of Georgia (SSSGA). The organization promotes the accumulation, dissemination, and utilization of knowledge pertaining to the soils of Georgia. Recently, Matt Tanner, Principal and Civil Engineer, spoke at SSSGA’s annual meeting on “Stormwater Management and Infiltration Techniques” with approximately 60 members in attendance. The event was held at Flinchum’s Phoenix, which is a unique cabin-like conference space overlooking the Oconee River, and is part of UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources.
Breedlove Land Planning is pleased to have our work featured in Athens-Clarke County’s 2018 Stormwater Calendar. Photos of the bio-cell and river rock swale designed by BLP for UGA’s Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library are featured in the calendar’s August spread.