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CITY CREEK - Salt lake city, UT

City Creek park
110 State Street, salt lake city, ut 84103

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COST: $2.3 MILLION

LENGTH: 400 FEET

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A public-private partnership between Salt Lake City and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, exchange the ownership of a surface parking lot for development rights to an underground parking garage. A donation by the church allowed Salt Lake City to carve a creek through this property. Bringing up an underground culverted City Creek, an architectural daylight runs connects two large pools. Turning grey to green, City Creek provides a wonderful green space in the middle of the city, creating a wonderful community amenity and meeting place for downtown residents. City Creek Park has become a place to celebrate, to get married, or just to relax.

 

900 South Stormdrain - Salt lake city, UT

900 SOUTH CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS
940 West 900 South, salt lake city, ut 84104

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COST: $350,000

LENGTH: NO DAYLIGHTING OCCURRED

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The 900 South Constructed Wetland in Salt Lake City, Utah is a 1.5 acre re-engineered stormwater canal, capable of treating the stormwater that flows through the 900 South storm drain. The riparian corridor, with deep water habitat and marshes, are integrated into pathways and boardwalks. The wetlands are capable of fluctuating with the flows of the Jordan River and rain events, creating an environment that is self-sustaining and aesthetically pleasing. Interpretive signage describe the facilities functions and the role community members can take to improve stormwater quality. This project connects the east-west 9-Line trail to the 45-mile, regional trail, the Jordan River Parkway.

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO CREEK - San Luis obsipo, CA

Mission Plaza
989 CHORRO ST, San Luis Obsipo, CA 93401

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COST: $1.2 MILLION

LENGTH: NO DAYLIGHTING OCCURED

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This project is less about daylighting and more about what can be done when the community rallies around their water resources. When city council voted to buried this section of creek to make way for a parking lot, concerned citizens voice their opposition against this plan. The residents got the city to support a restoration project on the creek instead. This creek is an important steelhead trout stream. However, erosion and high sediment loads were negative effecting the water quality and creating low dissolved-oxygen environments. Restoration worked to slow down the water velocity and use vegetation to naturally filter out water. This project has spurred the redevelopment of the heart of downtown, with the creek as the focal point. Business owners have embraced the creek by opening their entrances towards it, rather than neglecting it, improving their property values and revenues. This park has become popular among residents to get into the water, interacting with their local hydrology and immersing themselves in nature.

 

SAW MILL RIVER - YONKERS, NY

Van Der Donck Park
1 Larkin Plz, Yonkers, NY 10701

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COST: $34 MILLION

LENGTH: 250 FEET

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Bio coming soon.

 

Thornton Creek - seattle, wa

Thornton Creek Water Quality Channel
10001 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98125

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COST: $14 MILLION

LENGTH: 800 FEET

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Bio coming soon.

 

Arcadia Creek - Kalamazoo, MI

Arcadia Creek Festival Place
298 Water St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

COST: $18 MILLION

LENGTH: 475 FEET

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Bio coming soon.

 

PRECEDENT POWERPOINTS

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The Dell at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville

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