Conquent: Without Limits
Land Use Planning Division

John Bissell & Associates

Shelby Road Cottages

This project was thought to be impossible to develop at the allowed density. Stormwater management appeared to be impossible on this, flat lot located on a signalized intersection corner, with a shallow catch basin as the only stormwater outfall. Traditional engineering would have required a substantial amount of fill to be placed on the site. With that fill, at least one dwelling unit would be lost to allow for a large and shallow, lined stormwater pond. Using a unique approach, a linear rain garden trench was implemented. This trench was able to double as the stormwater detention and water quality facility and as the required landscape buffer.