Little Gotts Court Parking Facility

Little Gotts Court Parking Facility

Project Team
Owner: City of Annapolis Funding Source: Maryland Department of the Environment Project Manager: Lily Openshaw P.E., COA Department of Public Works Landscape Architects: Shelley Rentsch, Project Designer & Jenny Smeltzer, Project Landscape Architect Civil Engineer: Terry Schuman P.E., Bay Engineering Inc. Construction: Kurt Lorentz, Avon Corporation Terrestrial Archeology: Suzanne L. Sanders, R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. Construction Management: Terry Schaub & Henryk Oswiecimka, Century Engineering
Project Description

With this project, the City of Annapolis transformed a dangerous eyesore into an attractive amenity through the application of effective urban BMPs. Permeable pavement and bioretention were used in combination to redevelop the Little Gotts Court Parking Facility into an appealing entrance for the City of Annapolis Visitor Center. This project successfully met all of the jury’s criteria for the Ultra-Urban category: it achieved a high runoff reduction rate for the site, with 10,000 square feet of permeable pavers and 6 rain gardens, combined the practices in series to improve function, created a beautiful neighborhood amenity that some have referred to as a “parking garden”, and it did all this while facing the urban challenges of working in a historic district (including coordinating with archaeological excavations to preserve artifacts found on the site).
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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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Little Gotts Court Parking Facility, Annapolis, Basic Project Data Form
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Little Gotts Court Ultra Urban BMP nomination
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