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Landscape Design Guidelines for Stormwater Facilities

The Landscape Design Guidelines for Stormwater Facilities (PDF, 10 MB) are for:

  • planners
  • landscape architects
  • engineers

These guidelines complement the Stormwater Master Plan and the Criteria and Guidelines for Stormwater Management Infrastructure Design.

The purpose of this document is to:

  • Optimize the benefit of stormwater management facilities to the community in terms of:
    • Environmental sustainability
    • Aesthetic quality
    • Integration with community design
    • Public safety
    • Functional performance
  • Emphasize planning and design of stormwater management systems early in the planning process to ensure environmental, social and practical objectives are maximized
  • Set out specific guidelines for grading, planting and other elements that comprise the landscape of a specific stormwater management facility.