Low Impact Development (LID) is an innovative, ecosystem-based approach to land development and stormwater management. The LID philosophy is modeled after nature: manage rainfall at the source.
LID's goal is to mimic a site's natural hydrology by using design techniques that allow water to soak into the ground, filter, store, evaporate, and contain runoff close to its source, resulting in a natrual hydrologic landscape and a protected watershed. Techniques are based on the fact that stormwater management should not be seen as stormwater disposal. LID is a versatile approach that can be applied equally well to new development, urban retrofits, and revitalization projects.
You are invited to explore the brand new
recreational area at El Colegio Charter School, located at Bloomington Avenue
South and East 41st Street, at a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, August
17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The new outdoor facility is a testament to the power of
partnership and innovative thinking. The Latino culture-focused charter school lacks
space for outdoor recreation, with its only current option across the street at
the flood-prone Bancroft Meadows. School officials developed a plan to convert
a vacant lot behind the building into a small soccer field, basketball court,
community garden and patio/outdoor classroom.