Flood Relief to Transform a Community

In Atlanta’s Vine City and English Avenue community, stormwater runoff into the combined sewer system had caused significant flooding and sewer overflows in recent years.

The Rodney Cook Sr. Park project, in view from the site of the most recent Super Bowl, brings a holistic approach to alleviating neighborhood flooding while providing park amenities and greenspace.

The initial plans include combined sewer system relief, soil remediation, green infrastructure and park development.

The project includes the installation of a wet pond with littoral shelf, limited separation of the combined sewer system, and an array of green infrastructure, such as bioretention, stormwater planters and a rainwater harvesting cistern.

It will also provide park amenities, public art and gathering places.

Additional stormwater trunk lines will be installed to further relieve the combined sewer system.

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