Sheridan Street Housing Site Stormwater Plan

Description

Sheridan Street Housing is affordable, environmentally sustainable housing that seeks to support neighborhood linkages between the Temple University and Northern Liberties neighborhoods, as well as diversify the housing offerings in the neighborhood. The infill development plan has been nationally recognized for its energy-efficient design and construction from renewable and recycled materials, and has received awards from the American Institute of Architects and Residential Architect Magazine, in addition to being a Philadelphia Sustainability Award nominee.

To address stormwater runoff for the 13-unit development, project partners focused their designs on the goal of infiltrating 100% of site runoff. Housing units interlock so runoff is collected into a single network, and managed by a homeowner association. The streetscape design would implement porous paving and trees planted along Sheridan Street. The development would retain open space for a common area, which would also provide some infiltration capacity on the site.

Location

County: Philadelphia
Watershed: Delaware River

Partners

Asociacion de Puertorriquenos en Marcha
Interface Studio
Neighborhoods Now (formerly Philadelphia Neighborhood Development Collaborative)

Cost

Total cost for site development: $3 million (estimate)

Contact

Brian Phillips, AIA
Interface Studio, LLC
1400 N. American Street
Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215-232-1041
brian@interface-studio.com

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