Teams of local landscape architects, engineers and other designers presented at the Resource Rain Low Impact Development Design Challenge. (Photo: Staff)
“We like that with Northgate we were able to show so many economically feasible options for not just stormwater, but to improve the experience of the area for the public,” William Mullins of Team H said.
The event also separately awarded a series of businesses already existing in Chattanooga that practice green infrastructure. The Crash Pad won $10,000, Southeast Eye Associates was awarded $3,000, and Fairmount Avenue Townhomes won $1,000.
Teams were also challenged to include low-impact development and green infrastructure practices as the preferred method of managing stormwater to comply with the new standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency that go into effect in December 2014.