Carnegie Parking Lots Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Carnegie Borough has a thriving main street with two large municipal parking lots for patrons of the business district. In 2015, we teamed up with Carnegie Borough and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to develop a plan that planted more than 2,100 plants and created a maintenance guide for the borough’s public works crew. The highly visible project successfully transformed the parking lots into a nature retreat, with rain gardens and bioswales lining the parking spaces.
The project not only captured a sizeable amount of water, it beautified the entire business district in the process. It also provided hands-on impact, as our team managed a large volunteer corps on planting day.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy received a state grant to construct the project.