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PORTFOLIO Green Infrastructure Implementation Plan

Making the Vision a Reality : A Community Guidebook to


Implementing Green Infrastructure in the Wasatch Front
The Wasatch front is at a critical juncture – if steps are not taken to proactively
sustain the integrity of the region’s remaining matrix of green infrastructure
resouirces, we may lose valuable resources to development pressures, pollution or
overuse.

(Re)Connect’s green infrastructure policy recommendations included not only


municipal regulations but also voluntary instruments, expenditures and
partnerships, and incentives. The green infrastructure planning tools,
implementation strategies and resources provided in (Re)Connect may be most
helpful when implemented at the appropriate time and used with other planning
tools and strategies. The Wasatch Front municipalities considered how multiple
tools worked together and which ones will work best together given each unique
situation.

IMPLEMENTING A GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE- A COLLECTIVE STRATEGY FOR


SUSTAINABILITY IN THE WASATCH FRONT

+ Identify and prioritize opportunities for joint stormwater management facilities.


+ Incentivize BMPs and LIDs, especially natural infiltration, in all private
developments. + Reduce impervious surfaces in all development and infill
projects through techniques such as rain gardens, vegetated swales,
green roofs, and bio-filtration. + Minimize potable
water use for irrigation through rainwater collection/re-use. +
Require on-site detention basins and infiltration swales to minimize impacts of
greeninfrastructuredesign.org stormwater and costs on conventional storm sewer systems.
+ Incentivize porous paving surfaces in all development and redevelopment.
+ Include detention/retention basins in street and traffic-calming techniques such
as roundabouts, medians and shoulders
+ Incorporate greenways and trails into housing developments.

MUNICIPAL IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES IN DETAIL


Design Strategies for Increasing Community Sustainability

Utilize the Green Infrastructure Construction Detail Library and Design Standards
Center for
Green Infrastructure Meet pavement reduction goals and purous pavement alternatives including
planted islands, bios-wales, detention/retention systems and grass or unit
Design pavers.in parking/roundabouts.
EMAIL
info@greeninfrastructuredesign.org

WEB
www.greeninfrastructuredesign.org  


Center for
Green Infrastructure
Design
A strategic approach to preserving economic services through conservation and
construction, clarified the City’s interconnected network structure, function and
value and decision support tool which guided implementation efforts in order to
meet Urban Infill ,Mixed-Use Development & Transit-Oriented Development Goals.