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Sierra Club Pro

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Sierra Club Pro

  1. 1. CSO #5 Green Infrastructure Opportunities
  2. 2. Location
  3. 3. CSO #5 “Sewershed”
  4. 4. Green Infrastructure <ul><li>Essentially makes an urban environment act a little more like a natural environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces costs for MSD - less stormwater gets into the system, thus MSD can spend less on expensive new “gray” infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of knock-on benefits for the environment: lower cooling demands, less erosion, esthetics. </li></ul><ul><li>Knock-on benefits for the community: revitalization, nuisance flood avoidance, more green! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Green Infrastructure - Examples Pervious Pavement Apron Pervious Asphalt Rain Barrel
  6. 6. Green Infrastructure - Examples Green Roofs Detention Ponds Rain Gardens
  7. 7. We need YOU! <ul><li>Sierra Club is urging MSD to start mitigating CSO #5 immediately, using every Green Infrastructure tool, at every opportunity in the sewershed. </li></ul><ul><li>We (including MSD) need the community behind this to make it happen! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Possible Support <ul><li>Community Councils </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forward-looking image </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revitalization platform </li></ul></ul><ul><li>City Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Image & revitalization, but also helps with Consent Decree expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MSD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stated Green Infrastructure policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could fund revitalization platform as part of Consent Decree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other institutions & organizations? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Neighborhoods
  10. 10. Strategies <ul><li>City is the biggest landowner, most important sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Ed. is also big. </li></ul><ul><li>Several major private owners have mostly scattered sites. </li></ul><ul><li>City could set an example, maybe bring along other large owners. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Strategic Land Owners
  12. 12. Strategies <ul><li>Vacant land and buildings = Opportunities! </li></ul><ul><li>Turn Consent Decree into revitalization platform </li></ul>
  13. 13. Vacant & Strategic Land Uses
  14. 14. Condemned Buildings
  15. 15. Opportunities
  16. 16. Implementation <ul><li>Sierra Club </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with Community Councils & Other Local Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help with strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>City Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overlay district? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Property owners required to implement Green Infrastructure techniques that MSD funds through Consent Decree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MSD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seems supportive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of Consent Decree </li></ul></ul>

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