Bard College – Olin Parking Area Annandale, NY

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The LRC Group was retained as the Prime Consultant by Bard College to lead the renovation design of an area of campus to provide a series of green infrastructure practices. The project location was an existing gravel parking area surrounded by invasive plants which received un-managed stormwater runoff from nearby paved surfaces.

The transformation included the placement of porous asphalt to create an 80-space parking area, development of a series of rain gardens and bio-swales leading to a constructed wetland, and a variety of plantings and barriers to limit the invasives progression as well as provide shade and wildlife habitat.

The project, “The Bard Regional Demonstration Project for Improving Stormwater Management,” was funded through the New York State Green Innovation Grant Program with the idea of becoming an example in Green Tech Tourism for the Hudson Valley Region.
LRC provided consultant coordination, land survey, civil engineering and land planning services. Permits were obtained for all work from local government and the EFC Funding Council. LRC also provided construction oversight with the Bard College facilities team.

Currently the project is 95% complete with only supplemental plants to be placed in the spring of 2015.