An interesting read. A key point, that needs to be reinforced over and over, site design should begin with storm water management. All to often we are faced with project delays as applicants are asked to provide a storm water assessment. Sites are then recarved with a mish-mash approach to storm water control systems, generally not the prettiest systems and not the most cost effective.
We need property site designers to start with considering the amount of storm water that needs to be contained; design the system and the green space to accommodate this storm water; then design the site that is supported by the storm water system.
Let’s break the business as usual practice of only developing a storm water management plan after the site is designed and submitted to the Planning Board for review!