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South Euclid - Green Infrastructure Demonstration and Showcase Project

Municipal Complex parking lot

Permeable Pavers and Native Planting reduce harmful impacts of 8,502 sq. ft. of parking lot

The City of South Euclid was awarded $166,015 in 2012 through the Ohio EPA, Surface Water Improvement Fund (SWIF) to fund an innovative green infrastructure project at the Municipal Complex in Cuyahoga County.

This project is reconstructing the 8,502 square foot concrete parking lot in front of City Hall, the front walkway and entrance/exit areas using pervious concrete brick pavers. Unnecessary sections of concrete will be removed and replaced with native landscape plantings in a 318 square foot area. This project will reduce the volume of storm water runoff and contaminant loads entering the Euclid Creek Watershed, which can help reduce flooding downstream, combined sewer overflow (CSO) events and heat pollution entering our sensitive waterway. Because of thermal warming of the lot from the ground in the winter, less salt should need to be applied to the lot, also helping to improve water quality in Euclid Creek. The pavers will also be more aesthetically pleasing than a traditional asphalt parking lot.

Project outreach will include educational signage and a fact sheet and a tour of the site and presentation at the October 24, Euclid Creek Watershed Council Meeting.

Stephen Hovancsek & Associates, Inc. designed the project and C.A. Agresta was awarded the contract with subcontractors Licursi Home and Garden for installing the permeable pavers and MJ Lanese Landscaping for installing the plants.

Construction started on the project on July 22 and was completed the week of August 13th.