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Lick Run Watershed / Valley Conveyance

CLIENT: Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC)

LOCATION: Cincinnati, OH

SCOPE: Master Planning, Park Design, Green Infrastructure through Construction

STATUS: Master Plan Completed 2013 / Construction Completed 2021

AWARDS: Master Plan, Ohio Chapter of ASLA Award of Excellence 2013; Master Plan, Cincinnati Design Award Merit Award 2013

Human Nature collaborated with Strand Associates to identify comprehensive wet weather strategies for reducing one of MSDGC’s largest-volumetric combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in the Lick Run Watershed. The recommended wet weather strategies focus on MSDGC’s Communities of the Future program, which pairs the goals of CSO reduction with economic development, urban renewal, and long-term community sustainability. Central to this comprehensive wet weather strategy are restoring the historical Lick Run stream, constructing green infrastructure controls, and providing a catalyst for community redevelopment. As part of the efforts to revitalize the community and promote redevelopment, new parking areas, a multi-use access path, additional lighting, transportation improvements, and educational signage will be used to create and promote access to the new space adjacent to the open channel.

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