Brooklyn, New York
6th STREET GREEN CORRIDOR
As part of New York City’s large scale efforts to address the problem of combined sewer overflows, eDesign Dynamics worked with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy to design 11 right-of-way bioswales in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.
By facilitating infiltration and evapotranspiration, the bioswales manage stormwater that would have otherwise entered the combined sewer system, thus reducing combined sewer overflows in an area that contains little green space. The construction of the bioswales also creates a green corridor within the public right-of-way, connecting the residential neighborhoods of recently re-zoned 4th Avenue and areas further to the east with the banks of the Gowanus Canal. A large portion of runoff from the impervious street and sidewalk surfaces is diverted and retained within this green stormwater infrastructure. The bioswales reduce CSO volumes and floatable debris, promote the filtration of stormwater through soil media, increase the retention and detention capacity of the Gowanus Canal watershed, and directly remove pollutants.
CLIENTS AND PARTNERS
NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Gowanus Canal Conservancy