Project Status:

Preliminary Design

Finance Status: 

Grant agreement to be executed in Q4 2023

Start Date:

April 2024

End Date:

November 2024

Project Category:

 - Green Infrastructure
 - CSO Mitigation


Project Title:

N. Hawk St. & Orange St.
Porous Basketball Court & Stormwater Management

Project Description:

As part of a neighborhood-scale stormwater solution to mitigate CSOs and on-street flooding on Sheridan Ave and lower Orange St., AWB has coordinated with Habitat For Humanity, the Mayor’s Office, and City of Albany Department of Recreation to install separated storm sewers on Orange St between N. Swan St. & N. Hawk St., install bioretention areas with large trees, and rehabilitate the existing basketball court at 127 Orange St.

Basketball court property will be regraded to direct stormwater to the new porous court surface and sub-surface stormwater management system and outfitted with amenities such as terraced stadium seating, bioretention areas, retaining walls, and new landscaping. The system outlet will be controlled by an actuated valve that features real-time controls to predict storm events and release/store stormwater according to precipitation events. 


Project Status

Preliminary Design

Finance Status 

Long Term Conversion in Process

Projected Start 

February 2024

Projected Completion

December 2024

Project Category


Project Title:  

Hackett Blvd./Academy Rd. Constructed Wetlands

Project Description:

Expansion and conversion of an existing small stormwater detention basin into a constructed wetland area. The project area is located to the north of Hackett Boulevard and to the east of Academy Road and Congregation Beth Emeth. The constructed wetland will allow the City to detain up to 2.9 million gallons or 3-inches of runoff from the surrounding watershed area, increasing the amount of infiltration and evapotranspiration while improving the water quality of the stormwater flows captured. Project will also reduce stormwater runoff currently conveyed to the existing CSS and will serve to abate flooding and surface discharges along the Hackett Boulevard corridor.