Canal Park at the Riverfront (Washington, DC)

Canal Park at the Riverfront (Washington, DC)

Project Team
CANAL PARK DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, OLIN STUDIO, CULTURAL TOURISM DC, STUDIOS ARCHITECTURE, VIKA CAPITOL, NITSCH ENGINEERING, ATELIER TEN, SK&A, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS, JOSEPH R. LORING & ASSOCIATES, BONESTROO, ETM & ASSOCIATES, ADVANCED BUILDING PERFORMANCE, LYNCH & ASSOCIATES, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS AND CONTRACTORS, AND SOIL CONSULTANTS INC.
Project Description

This project took home our second place certificate for applying the regional stormwater BMP to an ultra-urban setting by converting a bus parking area into an urban park. The project retains runoff from both the park and the surrounding area by using bioretention areas, tree pits, and most impressively, a rainwater harvesting system that supplies water for irrigation, a fountain, toilet flushing, and the park’s ice rink.

Best Ultra-Urban Project

This category recognizes the best application of green infrastructure (GI) practices that are built in highly urban areas to reduce flooding and pollutant delivery (more than 75% site impervious cover). Some examples include: green streets, walls, roofs or parking lots, rainwater harvesting systems, urban forestry practices, and permeable hardscapes.

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