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Greenroads Bring Green Design and Money to Cheney Stadium
We wrote earlier today about the less than glowing attention the State Auditor has put on Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium, but the stadium upgrades have been drawing positive news as well.
We mentioned back in April that the Cheney Stadium Sustainable Stormwater Project upgrades to the parking and entry road to Cheney Stadium, now officially re-named Clay Huntington Way, earned the Greenroads Silver designation. The designation recognizes sustainable and holistic design and construction practices that go above and beyond conventional practice for environmental stewardship and social responsibility. The newly completed CH Way and nearby parking boast a number of green stormwater management features, including reducing runoff flow from the site by 72%. Besides being green, the project also resulted in significant savings on both construction and predicted maintenance costs over traditional techniques for such a project. Read the full details of the Cheney Stadium Sustainable Stormwater Project for more details on the Greenroads designation.
The project has also been awarded $1 million in Washington State Department of Ecology stormwater construction funding. The award represents the highest amount available under the program, and will add additional green stormwater management features to the project. The funding will cover additional work on existing parking lot, to retrofit it with Low Impact Development components and the City’s Tree Best Management Practices.
The City of Tacoma will also be working with Greenroads on other reconstruction projects this year, including Alaska Street, Wapato Lake Drive, Asotin Court, and Pacific Avenue. The Asotin Court project is also listed as a recipient of Department of Ecology funding.
We’re sure there’s some sort of baseball metaphor here about losing some and winning some, but we’ll leave that to the professional sports announcers.
Read more, including the full list of Tacoma and Pierce County projects receiving the Department of Ecology funding from the Tacoma Daily Index
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