The Town of DeWitt is proposing to incorporate green infrastructure in the development of the Willis Carrier Recreation Center, a multi-use sports complex. The center will have stormwater management practices ranging from detention ponds, stormwater trenches, a porous parking lot, tree plantings, vegetated swales, and rain barrels.
These green infrastructure practices will reduce the amount of stormwater runoff from entering Ley Creek as well as existing town stormwater and sanitary sewers located within the park itself. The town proposes removing 125,300 square feet of currently impervious pavement and constructing the new lot will be with porous asphalt.
The construction of new parking lot will be done in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project, and the remainder of the complex will be completed in future phases.