Environmentally Sound Practices in the Home Building Industry: Chapter 03: Stormwater Management and Habitat Preservation: Development 2: Northridge
Chapter Abstract: This is clip 3 of 8 for this video. The developer of Northridge preserved the natural slopes and trees of the hilly, wooded area, eliminated sidewalks, and mimicked natural run-off by using swales to manage stormwater. Building in hilly areas presents issues with the velocity of stormwater run-off eroding the hillside. The use of grass not only slows down this velocity, it also contains the run-off. The naturally preserved feel of this neighborhood allows developers to sell the property at a premium rate.
Author: Maryland Center for Environmental Training / College of Southern Maryland
Publication Date: 2000
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|Chapter 01: Introduction|
|Chapter 02: Stormwater Management and Habitat Preservation: Development 1: Quail Meadow|
|Chapter 03: Stormwater Management and Habitat Preservation: Development 2: Northridge|
|Chapter 04: Stormwater Management and Habitat Preservation: Development 3: Somerset|
|Chapter 05: Overall Approach to Environmentally Friendly Homebuilding Design|
|Chapter 06: Non-Structural Stormwater Devices|
|Chapter 07: Erosion and Sediment Controls|
|Chapter 08: Conclusions|
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Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, NDEQ