Construction began last week on the JC Smith green infrastructure (GI) project located at 338 Peat Street in Syracuse consisting of a porous asphalt lot, and streetside bioretention areas. The porous asphalt lot will manage stormwater that formerly ran off the impervious storage lot, The bioretention areas will manage runoff from Peat Street and the Canal Street Extension. See photos below. The project is funded by Onondaga County’s Save the Rain program and Natural Systems Engineering, worked constructively with the City of Syracuse to address sewer connection issues given the constraints of the County’s award and the owner’s budget for the project. Construction by J & J Landscaping of East Syracuse.
On October 28, 2014, the City of Syracuse dedicated the Kirk Park Outdoor Classroom located on Onondaga Creek in Syracuse, New York. The project was undertaken by the City with funding from the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. Natural Systems Engineering supported the lead designer, Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects, with stormwater management design and floodplain modeling for the project.