Client: The Philadelphia Zoo
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Meliora Design, as part of a team led by CLR Design, developed the Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan, as part of the overall Master Plan for the Philadelphia Zoo. Meliora provided analysis of the existing stormwater conditions at the Zoo as well as provided guiding stormwater management principles. These practices include managing the volume of runoff from small frequent storms, managing runoff at the source, and incorporating stormwater management features into new development, major exhibits, and retrofits. Meliora also provided site specific stormwater management recommendations for problem areas within the Zoo. Proposed stormwater BMPs will manage runoff as well as meet the rigorous City of Philadelphia stormwater regulations. Impending stormwater fees from the Philadelphia Water Department will also be reduced.