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.
Construction of green infrastructure consisting of porous asphalt and added greenspace was completed on October 14, 2014 at 414-416 W. Onondaga St., Syracuse. The project is the latest project of the Onondaga Commons redevelopment and is funded by Onondaga County’s Save the Rain program. Natural Systems Engineering successfully collaborated with Short Enterprises on this phase as well as the preceding AAA, Lean-on-Me Day Care projects and the forthcoming Rural Metro green infrastructure project to be completed in 2015.
This project will manage over 1 million gal of what would otherwise be stormwater runoff to the City of Syracuse combined sewer system annually.
Green infrastructure consisting of porous asphalt and rain gardens was constructed at the Grace Episcopal Church in Syracuse, New York in 2013. The project was funded by Onondaga County’s award-winning Save the Rain program. The project was designed by Natural Systems Engineering and constructed by Lan-Co Companies, East Syracuse, New York. The photographs below were taken in the Summer of 2014, 1 year following construction.
Construction of the Onondaga Tower Green (vegetated) roof was completed on September 14. Irrigation to continue for 2 weeks to until cuttings are established. Check back for updated photos next year!
Construction of the green (vegetated) roof at Onondaga Tower began on September 13, 2014. The building is the former HSBC Bank Building, a 15-story combined parking and office building currently owned by CBD Development Corp. The green roof is an approximately 5000 sq ft extensive vegetated roof funded by Onondaga County’s Save the Rain program. The green roof was designed by Natural Systems Engineering. Shaffer Building Services is performing the installation. The photograph below shows the placement of the growing medium, into which sedum will be planted.
Construction began this month on the “Gar Building” green infrastructure project located at 414-416 W. Onondaga Street, Syracuse. This project involves converting a run down parking lot previously connected to the combined sewer to a porous asphalt installation with ornamental landscaping. Shown below is the stone infiltration basin and the base course of porous asphalt being installed are shown below.
Construction was completed this month at the JNJ Syracuse restaurant site located at 725 E. Fayette St., Syracuse. The project consisted of porous asphalt to which runoff from the building was directed and added greenspace on site and in the “snow strip” adjoining Forman and E. Fayette Streets.
After 1 year, the extensive green roof at Graham Millworks located at Richmond Avenue in Syracuse is well established. The vegetated roof was planted in place in the Summer of 2013 using sedum plugs. This aerial view was obtained from a nearby building in September 2014. Green roof designed by Natural Systems Engineering, PLLC. Plants and soil supplied by Motherplants, Ithaca, New York.
The Erie-Bruce Green Infrastructure project located at 2112 Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse consisted of porous asphalt, porous pavers, and two bioretention areas. The site is characterized by sloping topography toward the office building, and clayey soils exhibiting low infiltration. The green infrastructure installed not only achieved the Onondaga County Save the Rain program objectives for retention of stormwater on-site, but did so in a manner that actually alleviated the flooding that sometimes occurred in the building related to storm runoff. Construction was completed in the Fall of 2013. Photos are from late Summer 2014.