Revitalizing a historically under-served urban neighborhood while treating stormwater runoff, the South Los Angeles Wetland Park has earned the Envision™ Platinum award—the highest level attainable in the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) rating system.
The stormwater treatment wetland and public nature park has also recently been honored with the Superior Achievement Award by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists and a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies. Both awards will be presented in Washington D.C. in April 2014.
The 10-acre park demonstrates a bold, integrated, sustainably-engineered solution that captures and improves urban runoff, while at the same time creating a new neighborhood-revitalizing amenity. The project has helped to transform a community, in part, by turning a former brownfield site into a rare opportunity to enjoy nature in an urban setting.
Psomas served as the prime consultant on the project, one of the centerpieces of the city’s Proposition O Clean Stormwater Bond program.
The ISI Envision™ planning and rating system provides a holistic framework for evaluating the community, environmental, and economic benefits of infrastructure projects. It recognizes projects that use this transformational, collaborative approach to assess project sustainability factors.