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Onondaga County’s Green Infrastructure Program Joanne M. Mahoney, County Executive

Onondaga Lake Amended Consent Judgment (ACJ) Compliance Program

West Onondaga Street Green Corridor Public Information Meeting Bj Adigun, Zach Monge CH2M HILL April 30, 2013


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ACJ Amendment Authorized a Balanced Approach to CSO Abatement Regulatory Goals • Capture and Treat 95% of the Annual CSO Volume via Gray & Green Infrastructure • Achieve water quality standards in tributaries and lake

Community Impacts/Goals • Improve quality of life through environmental responsibility • Promote sustainability • Ensure cost effectiveness in compliance with ACJ milestones • Community revitalization

Major Milestones • 89.5% capture/elimination by 12/31/2013 • 95% capture/elimination by 12/31/2018

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6% Capture Using Green Infrastructure

- Green 470 acres and reduce 247 MG/yr of CSO by 2018

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Green Program Update Otisco Street

Water Street Gateway Courts-4-Kids

OnCenter Green Roof

Urban Forestry Program

Connective Corridor

City Lot # 4

Townsend Parking Lot B

Pass Arboretum Park


County Executive Mahoney Announces “Project 50!” “Onondaga County will construct fifty distinct green infrastructure projects to return rain water and snow melt to the ground instead of our sewer system.” Joanne M. Mahoney, State of the County Address, March 1, 2011

Syracuse becomes one of ten Green Cities

Paradigm shifts from planning to construction

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Save the Rain Program Highlights • 100 Contracted or constructed projects since 2012 • 100+ million gallons captured annually • Signature projects - OnCenter Green Roof, War Memorial Reuse System, HB Wetland, Library Projects, Urban Forestry & Rain Barrel Programs, Vacant Lot Initiative • 10 Projects constructed with City Parks Department

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West Onondaga Green Corridor

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West Onondaga Green Corridor • Green Street project from Shonnard Street to South Ave. • 5.7 million gallons of stormwater capture annually • Road will be narrowed, traffic pattern will be changed Bike Lane (Away from City) North Side of Street

Driving Lane (Away from City)

Center Turn Lane

Driving Lane (Into City)

Bike Lane (Into City)

Parking Lane or BumpOut South Side of Street


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West Onondaga Green Corridor • Green Infrastructure Technologies to be used on West Onondaga Street: ▫ Curb Extensions  Curb will be extended 4-5 feet on south side

▫ Planters  Various Surface Treatment Options

▫ Tree plantings  Under power lines: Maples, Lilacs, etc. (low growing)  Vacant Lots, Green Spaces: Coffeetrees, Oaks, etc.

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West Onondaga Green Corridor • In addition to Green Infrastructure and stormwater capture benefits… ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫

Improved traffic flow Improved traffic/bicycle travel Improved pedestrian crossings Repositioned bus stops in appropriate locations Reset/New granite curbing Reconstructed Roadway 25 additional parking stalls along road

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South Ave. Looking East

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South Ave. Looking East

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Midland Ave. Looking East

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Midland Ave. Looking East

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West Street Looking East

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West Street Looking East

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Shonnard Street Looking East

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Shonnard Street Looking East

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West Onondaga Green Corridor • Contractor: John R. Dudley Construction • Construction Schedule: ▫ Anticipated start in 2 weeks ▫ Slocum Ave. to Midland Ave.:

 One Construction Crew (one side of street at a time)  1-2 Months to Complete

▫ Midland Ave. to West Adams St.:

 Two Construction Crews (one on both sides of street) – 2-way traffic will be maintained at all times  Complete by end of September

▫ Road Reconstruction (City):  Completed in October

▫ Final Completion (Striping, Signal Detectors, Plantings):  By Thanksgiving

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West Onondaga Green Corridor • Coordination During Construction: ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫ ▫

Bi-Weekly email to listserv with construction updates Pedestrian/Traffic Detour Signage Construction Signage Business Signage Other?

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Thank You! Questions? Please Visit us at www.SaveTheRain.us

West Onondaga Street Green Corridor Public Outreach Meeting  

Presented on April 30, 2013 by Onondaga County Save the Rain Outreach Team. Green infrastructure project on W. Onondaga Street in Syracuse,...

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