According to Lexington’s Open Data Portal, there are over 2,050 acres of multifamily land uses across Fayette County, Kentucky, many with impervious surface areas that impact stormwater quality and cause flooding issues. In need of infrastructure improvements, three small-scale, aging, multifamily properties on Lexington’s north side would serve as an unlikely catalyst for reimagining how multifamily sites throughout the city handled stormwater runoff.

Thinking outside the box, a multidisciplinary team led by our landscape architects developed an innovative approach for multifamily stormwater retrofits. We leveraged public grant funding to address our client’s issues with the properties while advocating a more extensive agenda for improving urban ecologies and stormwater systems.

Check out the Multifamily Stormwater Retrofit Manual here.