Stormwater Facility Demonstration Projects
- Contact Person:
- Ben Higgins
- Type of Project:
- Design and Construction
- Best Management Practice
- In March of 2005, the City adopted the Stevens Creek Watershed Master Plan, which included recommendations for City-wide stormwater standards that integrate water quality features with flood control facilities on new development sites in order to protect water quality and prevent stream erosion. These features, called "Site-Specific Structural Best Management Practices," were recommended to be implemented through a public-private cost share approach. This recommendation was based on the assumption that there is both a private and public responsibility relative to how these features function together as a system to address water quality and stream stability throughout a watershed.
- Following the adoption of the Master Plan, there was continued concern expressed about how these features would be incorporated into a development site and current standards. This project is comprised of three sub-projects each designed to demonstrate how water quality features can be incorporated into a development site. The two participating developments are:
- Apple's Way and Artisan Meadows, west of 66th and Highway 2
- Village Gardens southwest of 56th and Pine Lake Road Bioretention Area (Large Rain Garden):
A cul-de-sac island at Straffan Place has been configured to accept and infiltrate stormwater runoff. This Best Management Practice reduces pollutants in the runoff before they reach Beal Slough.
- Note: There is no placement of an icon for this project on the accompanying map.
- Project Status:
- Construction Complete
- Olsson Associates
- Village Gardens at Straffan Place, one block west of S. 61st & Pine Lake Road:
Sunken Garden/Bioretention Area
One of two stormwater inlets into the garden
- Stevens Creek Watershed Master Plan