Today we are revisiting a recent Digital Case Study we posted on our blog back in August of 2016 to inform our dedicated following that the Avalon Green Alley South LID Demonstration Project has received a Top Project Award! The Avalon Green Alley project is one of our favorites for many reasons. Not only did it showcase the power of stormwater management in unique ways but also demonstrated how communities and their neighbors can come together to improve their living environment, collectively.
This past summer of 2016, Storm Water Solutions invited project managers to submit nominations for industry-specific projects that were in design or construction in the past 18 months. The board of judges then selected the winners based on several factors, including unique site constraints, obstacles that were faced and overcome, and final goals achieved. Although all nominated projects vary in size and scope, all of the winning projects shared main objectives: meet population and regulatory demands, address aging infrastructure needs, and implement cost-efficient technologies and best practices.
To view a complete list of Top Project Winners please click here.
Here’s a snapshot of the Avalon Green Alley Project: “The overall design concept for the Avalon Project was one of converting an alley once meant for automobiles to one that was pedestrian centered. In order to achieve this transformation, the design called for replacing asphalt paving with permeable pavers and colored concrete, installing solar powered lights, large amounts of pedestrian level vegetation and fruit trees, boulders and benches for seating, interpretive signage, and a number stormwater best management practices (BMPs) meant to capture stormwater, minimize flooding, and ultimately recharge groundwater.
The inclusion of robust stormwater BMPs in the Avalon Project design is in part due to the City of Los Angeles’ expanded interest in stormwater management over the lifetime of the project. The most visible stormwater BMP to be implemented consists of the removal and replacement of impervious asphalt with light-colored permeable pavers and concrete.”
Torrent is always proud to be a part of green alley projects that encourage the use of BMPs while improving neighborhoods and their surrounding areas. Thank you to Storm Water Solutions for recognizing the amazing work done on the Avalon Green Alley Project by all parties involved.
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