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G3 Case Studies

Below you will find 5 case studies that showcase the successful implementation of G3 Grant Program funded green street and green stormwater infrastructure projects.

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  • LID Retrofit for the Ashland Municipal Parking Lot (PDF)(4 pp, 684 K, June 13, 2014)
    In 2012, the Town of Ashland, Virginia received a $25,000 Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) grant to co-fund the design and reconstruction of part of an existing municipal parking lot into a “green,” low-impact parking lot. The reconstructed lot is one of the first to combine permeable pavers with rainwater storage beneath and a commercially-produced bioretention device in the parking island to slow down, capture, and treat polluted rainwater and snow melt.
  • Bladensburg Green Street Financing Charrette (PDF)(4 pp, 314 K, June 13, 2014)
    In 2011, the Town of Bladensburg, Maryland partnered with a local nonprofit to apply for a Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) grant to evaluate the economic benefits of transforming Bladensburg’s main street into a green street.
  • Capitol Heights Master Plan (PDF)(5 pp, 537 K, June 13, 2014)
    The Town of Capitol Heights, Maryland in partnership with a local nonprofit, applied for and received a Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) grant in 2011. The grant funding was used to prepare a Green Street Master Plan to inspire small but widespread changes in the way in which streets are viewed. A green street concept design was also prepared for one of the Town’s main roadways – Chamber Ave/Capitol Heights Blvd – which serves as an entryway to the Capitol Heights Metro.
  • The Flower Avenue Green Street (PDF)(5 pp, 951 K, July 14, 2014)
    In 2011, the City of Takoma Park, Maryland was awarded a $20,000 Green Streets, Green Jobs, and Green Towns (G3) grant to support the redesign of Flower Avenue, a heavily-used road with little stormwater management, into a green and complete street. The project’s overall goal was to reduce the runoff of polluted water into the nearby creek system while promoting safe pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular use.
  • Northumberland Conceptual Design (PDF)(4 pp, 276 K, July 14, 2014)
    In 2013, the Borough of Northumberland, Pennsylvania requested and was awarded $30,000 from the Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns (G3) grant program. The funding was used to identify green infrastructure alternatives to address the recurring flooding of more than 250 residential properties along Liberty Hollow Run, a tributary to the Lower Susquehanna River.