Rain Gardens along Sunset Boulevard
Greenway Construction Starting Soon!
Stay tuned for updates on construction for the Sunset Boulevard Greenway, which will begin later this summer.
Tiered Rain Gardens at 36th Avenue and Noriega Street
Learning Lab at 37th Avenue and Quintara Street
Wide streets with large landscaped areas provide many opportunities for improving stormwater management in the area. We've asked for your help to identify the community’s priorities for improving the local landscape, such as habitat enhancement, trail and transit access, educational opportunities, and pedestrian amenities. The rain garden design concepts reflect the natural topography and soil conditions of Sunset Boulevard, which are incredibly supportive of stormwater infiltration. Proposed rain gardens along Sunset Boulevard can improve stormwater management for more than 20 acres of paved surfaces in the Sunset District.
Another exciting feature of this project is the Learning Lab that is being designed to provide an educational setting on a variety of related subjects including stormwater and the hydrologic cycle, conservation, ecology, biology, native plants, and other environmental topics. Local schools are helping us program this Learning Lab and create related curriculum.
Improving Our Sewer System and Benefiting the Community
The Sunset Boulevard Greenway will feature innovative green infrastructure technologies, which may include rain gardens to naturally capture stormwater and allow it to soak into the landscape before it enters our combined sewer system. Because the majority of the City’s surfaces are paved, stormwater has no place to go other than the sewer, which overwhelms the system and may result in neighborhood flooding.
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