Penn Alexander School Stormwater Management Techniques

Penn Alexander School Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

The Penn Alexander School, located at 43rd Street and Locust Street in West Philadelphia, sought to mitigate storm runoff from buildings being constructed onsite by implementing stormwater best management practices. Continue reading

Overbrook Environmental Education Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Overbrook Environmental Education Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

Juveniles Active in Science & Technology (JASTECH) Development Services, Inc. has reinvented a 2-acre former quarry brownfield site into an education center for ecological design and sustainable technologies. Continue reading

Mill Creek HOPE IV Site Redevelopment Stormwater Management Techniques

Mill Creek HOPE IV Site Redevelopment Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

In 2002, the Philadelphia Housing Authority partnered with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) on the redevelopment of the Mill Creek housing project, a 12.6 acre site located in West Philadelphia. Continue reading

Metroplex Shopping Center Naturalized Basin

Metroplex Shopping Center Naturalized Basin

Description

During the construction of Metroplex Shopping Center, a stormwater management basin capable of retaining 1.6 million cubic feet was built along Plymouth Creek, a tributary of the Schuylkill River, at the request of local townships and the DEP. Continue reading

Friends Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Friends Center Stormwater Management Techniques

Description

The Friends Center in Philadelphia encompasses 3 buildings and 2 exterior courtyards that span 1.26 acres. A new renovation project is currently underway and includes the restoration of the historic Meeting House and a four-story office building. Continue reading

Aqua America Bioretention Area

Aqua America Bioretention Area

Description

During an expansion of Aqua America’s Bryn Mawr headquarters in 2005, Lower Merion Township’s Environmental Advisory Council recommended the addition of bioretention areas to the site’s parking lot to help alleviate the overflow of runoff into Lancaster Avenue. Continue reading