Landscaped planter boxes, paver sidewalks, and hardwood seating areas along the route are just a few of the additions that add to the pedestrain experience. Bagby is aesthetically appealing and is one of Texas' first certified Greenroads.
- FocalPoint required 1/20th of the space a typical biofiltration system
The first roadway project in the Houston area to implement Low Impact Development (LID) techniques and is viewed by Harris County as a stepping stone to implementing LID.
- Media requirement by 2200 CY
- Factors of safety increased dramatically
- Reduced maintenance
Faced with the harsh reality that this project might no longer be viable due to the amount of area that would be lost to a detention pond, the engineering firm of Edminster, Hinshaw, Russ and Associates asked Academy Development if they would be open to a Low Impact Development-based design.
- Next generation LID design with FocalPoint gained two additional revenue generating structures by reducing the amount of space needed for detention.
Aguirre & Fields specializes in infrastructure planning and engineering across the state of Texas designing projects with Low Impact Development in mind and now also uses their own facility as living laboratory. They now have one of the first LID based sites in Fort Bend County.
- Reduced annual potable water use by over 50%
- Water leaving the site has no net impact on the watershed
An engineered soil matrix was placed on the entire surface area of each swale to filter hydrocarbons and TSS found in storm water runoff prior to being stored in a 30,000 gallon rainwater harvesting system which are directly inltrated without the need for inlets, and located beneath the swales where the stored water awaits reuse for landscape irrigation.
- Traditional bioswales failed within 6 months of installation
- Inexpensive FocalPoint retrofit prevented excavation and replacement
A decrease in peak runoff allows for up to a 40% decrease in detention volume. If you couple that with integrated drainage into your landscaping, developers begin to pick up real estate once lost to detention ponds.
- Gained three additional lots, or 15% more homes