Southside Green - Opening Presentation

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Southside Green - Opening Presentation

  1. 1. April 10 through 12, 2014 Rendering by Becky Lotka WELCOME!
  2. 2. April 10 through 12, 2014 Pittsburgh Green Infrastructure Network (GIN) • The GIN, founded in 2008, is a voluntary network of individuals representing over 80 organizations who advocate for the design and installation of green infrastructure to help create healthy and sustainable Pittsburgh communities. The GIN is organized by 3 Rivers Wet Weather.
  3. 3. April 10 through 12, 2014 Why are we here... • Pittsburgh area is serviced largely by a combined sewer system and is under Consent Decree (PWSA, ALCOSAN) to provide drastic reductions in sewage overflows • Many other cities face the same problems with aging infrastructure and combined storm and sanitary sewers • Many other cities are banking on Green Infrastructure (GI) to play a key role in water management strategy • Measures to meet Consent Decree will require a multi-billion dollar investment, the largest public works investment ever...what does that investment look like? http://www.southsidegreen.com
  4. 4. April 10 through 12, 2014 Why Green Infrastructure... • Measures to meet Consent Decree will require a multi-billion dollar investment, the largest public works investment ever...what does that investment look like? http://www.southsidegreen.com
  5. 5. April 10 through 12, 2014 GIN Members Figuring out How GI can work in Pittsburgh... • 3 Rivers Wet Weather • ALCOSAN • PWSA • Penn State Center • Project 15206 (Senator Ferlo) • Nine Mile Run Watershed Association • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens • Clean Rivers Campaign...
  6. 6. April 10 through 12, 2014 South Side Green Goals... • South Side Green Project part of this collective effort to achieving a balanced green and grey plan to maximize the environmental benefit per dollar spent to comply with Consent Decree • Create a Demonstration District of GI on a multi-block scale, integrated into the ROW, that provides measureable, cost-effective stormwater and environmental benefit • DesignTeams to provide designs that can remove minimum 1” rainfall from 21st St drainage areas • Develop Design Details andTemplates that can be applied to neighborhoods and business districts throughout Pittsburgh
  7. 7. April 10 through 12, 2014 Why Green Infrastructure... • Provides “Triple Bottom Line” benefits from high quality green space – Ecological, Economic, and Social benefits and source control stormwater – Cleaning and cooling of air and water – Urban heat island reduction – Aesthetics, Quality of life – Higher property values – Reduced crime rates http://www.southsidegreen.com • Keep Pittsburgh region competitive with other urban centers working to attract talent and investment, and to revitalize neighborhoods, through their investment in GI
  8. 8. April 10 through 12, 2014 South 21st St Study Areas Study Area A Study Area B Study Area C
  9. 9. April 10 through 12, 2014 Study Area A North of Carson Street to the River HeritageTrail • Very High Runoff Potential • Highly Urbanized Setting Characteristics
  10. 10. April 10 through 12, 2014 Study Area A Existing Conditions
  11. 11. April 10 through 12, 2014 Study Area B South of Carson Street to Josephine Street • Relatively Low Runoff Potential • Highly Urbanized Setting Characteristics
  12. 12. April 10 through 12, 2014 Study Area B South of Carson Street to Josephine St
  13. 13. April 10 through 12, 2014 Study Area C Southside Slopes Park Area • Very High Runoff Potential • Commercial Parking Lots and Green Space Characteristics
  14. 14. April 10 through 12, 2014 Study Area C Existing Conditions
  15. 15. April 10 through 12, 2014 Post-Charrette Plans • Seek Funding for Implementation • Build Community Support • Process Stakeholder and Community Feedback • Compile Best Ideas into One Conceptual Plan
  16. 16. April 10 through 12, 2014 Key Stakeholder Input to date... South Side Community Council PWSA ALCOSAN Bike PGH City of Pittsburgh Western PA Conservancy South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association Brew House Association UPMC Mercy South Side Friends of the Riverfront Pittsburgh United/Clean Rivers Campaign 3RWW YOU...
  17. 17. April 10 through 12, 2014 Organizers and Contributors Tom Batroney, Hatch Mott McDonald Jeff Bergman,Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Jason Borne,Arcadis Beth Dutton, 3 Rivers Wet Weather Brian Chalfant, University of Pittsburgh Kathy Chavara, Collective Efforts Barton Kirk, ecoSEEDS / Kirk Engineering Michael Finewood, Chatham University Christine Graziano, Pittsburgh Green Innovators Rachel Kernic, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Alejandra Munoz-Munoz, Carnegie Mellon University Janette Novak, Westmoreland County Conservation District Megan Palomo, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Joel Perkovich, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Dan Sentz, City of Pittsburgh Planning Department Rebecca Lotka,Temple University Matt Graham, Landbase Systems James Stitt, PWSA Sara Thompson, Pashek Associations P.C. LisaVavro,The Penn State Center Damon Weiss, Urban Rain Studio http://www.southsidegreen.com
  18. 18. April 10 through 12, 2014 Greenest Sponsors - $1,500 Greener Sponsors - $1,000 Green Sponsors - $500

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