Congratulations to the City of Paso Robles for winning the US Green Building Council of the Central Coast Chapter’s (USGB-C4) 2014 Green Innovation Award for innovative Low Impact Design (LID) on the 21st Street Improvement Project. The project is noted as the first Green and Complete Street on the Central Coast of California and illustrates Paso Robles’ commitment to a sustainable future.

Paso Robles 21st Street Improvement Project
Paso Robles 21st Street Improvement Project

The project responds to environmental challenges, like flooding, pollution, shrinking aquifers, and rising temperatures by copying nature. It entails a six-block corridor to included key sustainable infrastructure features such as a 26,000 square foot reduction of impervious pavement, bioretention areas with native plantings, and a center median channel that accommodates high velocity storm flows from the Mountain Spring Creek watershed in order to allow for increased groundwater recharge.

Earth Systems is proud to have been a part of this important project team having prepared the geotechnical engineering report on the project and the infiltration testing prior to construction. Earth Systems also performed the grading observation and testing, as well as the concrete and asphalt concrete testing.

USGB-C4 award page here.

City of Paso Robles Press Release here.