How Stormwater Retention Paid Dividends for Three Sites

A cistern to the right of the grocery store’s entrance can hold 11,700 gallons (44,000 liters) of water for use inside the store and alerts customers to the project’s commitment to sustainability. (Regency Centers)

Three examples were among many showcased in ULI’s recent report, Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate, which highlighted the numerous ways in which water is “one that can be harnessed to make cities more sustainable and livable.” These examples ranged from a suburb near Dallas to a flood-prone site in New Orleans to a pier development in Boston and featured an assortment of tools that can be combined given the circumstances.

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