|Small SWMF feature incorporated into a landscape buffer.|
Never could I understand why a developer or engineer would design a site with separate landscape and stormwater facilities, especially with the dire lack of urban vacant land.
Such a waste.
However some designers have their thinking caps on correctly and come up with some really awesome stormwater-landscape designs!
Here is a photo of a small attenuation and treatment stormwater facility designed into the landscape buffer!
The concept is quite simple and straightforward:
- select a wetland tree or shrubs
- build a berm around a small perimeter to receive rooftop of parking lot runoff
- incorporate into the landscape design
- achieve stormwater credit and landscape credit in the same amount of space.
Love to see more of this type design.