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Como Housing Parking

Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota (UMN) retained HR Green to reconstruct two of the parking lots at their Como Student Housing site. Poor site drainage affected the existing site, due to adjacent development and an insufficient stormwater sewer system. The project also had to meet the UMN’s strict stormwater management requirements – runoff from the site could not exceed pre-settlement conditions.

After consideration of several options along with their related costs and maintenance requirements, HR Green and the UMN chose to reconstruct the parking lot using permeable pavers. This Best Management Practice resulted in a 95% reduction in impervious pavement. Almost all of the storm water runoff will be infiltrated and temporarily stored in the ground under the parking lot, thus eliminating over 95% the stormwater runoff going into the existing storm sewer system.


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