N. Hawk St. & Orange St. Porous Basketball Court & Stormwater Management
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.
Long Term Conversion in Process
Hackett Blvd./Academy Rd. Constructed Wetlands
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.