- GSI – Green stormwater infrastructure manages a portion of the annual rainwater hitting the northern rooftop, parking lot, and landscape on this project.
Located along the Boardman River, and a block away from West Grand Traverse Bay, this is one of the larger mixed-use residential projects to be built in recent years — filling a housing gap in the greater Traverse City region.
The project uses various GSI measures that work in tandem to reduce the impact of this site on the surround waterways. It has a 600 square foot extensive green roof, a handful of pre-cast stormwater planters, and a sizeable rain garden. Each of these GSI elements help to slow and cool down stormwater before it enters the Boardman River and Lake Michigan. While this landscape was not designed by Inhabitect, it included enough GSI to make it the perfect fit. While the vegetation is not fully native, we reviewed the plant list to ensure everything was adapted and non-invasive.