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SUNY Upstate – Townsend Towers

Status: Completed
GI Technology: Bioswale
Project Year: Archived


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Vegetated Swale in the Townsend Towers Parking LotThe SUNY Upstate Townsend Towers project is one of many projects that highlight the partnership between SUNY Upstate and the Save the Rain program. This project was part of a larger redevelopment of the Townsend Towers, to become residential housing for students at SUNY Upstate.

The reconstruction efforts for the parking lot behind the residential towers included renovating the median in the parking lot to include green infrastructure in the form of a vegetated swale. The existing median was completely removed, and a new green median was installed complete with bioretention plantings and trees. The vegetated swale captures approximately 690,000 gallons of stormwater annually.

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Townsend Towers Fact Sheet (PDF)

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