Kennedy Street Green Infrastructure Challenge

Kennedy Street Green Infrastructure Challenge

Project Team
Nitsch Engineering Team D.C. Water and Sewer Authority Tina Boyd & Associates
Project Description

This innovative streetscape incorporated 33 green infrastructure facilities within one city block to provide three lines of defense: above ground rainfall capture through the enhanced tree canopy, at street level through a combination of landscape-based strategies, and permeable pavement, and below-grade infiltration using drywells. In addition to the stormwater treatment achieved by the project, the designers effectively incorporated education and placemaking elements such public artwork highlighting the water bodies the project was designed to protect.
To read the full project narrative and view more photos, visit the project folder on our Google Drive!

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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