Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2013

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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elements combine to divert 1.2 million gallons of stormwater from the combined sewer system. When evaluating the engineering aspects, Metro Public Works was quite interested in exploring the potential of LID to provide a balanced solution. Eight way-finding kiosks were designed to include environmental graphic panels to educate the community about the $3.1 million dollar improvements. The street trees are planted within either rain gardens or large tree grates with adjacent structural soils providing ample root zones, Right Bioswales of liriope, sedge, juncus (rushes), iris and itea bulb out on both sides of the intersection. A modified curb grate and concrete pavers dissipate the velocity of stormwater as it enters the planter, easing erosion of mulch and soil. August 2013 67

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