This project demonstrates an effective stormwater solution for use on steep slopes and treats a large amount of runoff in a small footprint. There was concern over whether or not this practice should be considered “proprietary” but the jury decided to consider this a local adaptation of the SmartSlope system due to the added stormwater management benefit. The project provides an aesthetic benefit, although the use of more native plants would have been preferred. Also, jurors would have liked to see more of the natural site topography and layout preserved, although this was not an evaluation criteria.
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