Client: Calvin Cafritz Enterprises
Location: Riverdale Park, MD
Soltesz worked with the Cafritz Company on the development of 36 acres for Riverdale Station, a mixed-use, residential and retail development, a walkable community close to mass transit.
The design concept included the extensive use of Environmental Site Design (ESD) techniques to provide water quality control near the source of the runoff. The site included a variety of ESD techniques to treat the various site areas including a stormwater management pond in order to control the 100 year storm due to undersized downstream culverts. The roads include infiltration tree pits to collect storm water runoff from the proposed streets and infiltrate water into the ground. The pits will have under drains which can collect overflow and direct it to the storm drain system. Permeable paving is used on the main streets and in some pedestrian areas, as a means to gather runoff and infiltrate it back into the ground. Additionally, roof top runoff is expected to be managed in a variety of ways, including rain barrels, gray water harvesting and infiltration.