Denver Ultra Urban Green Infrastructure Guide

Denver’s enhanced BMP guide

Stream teamed with Muller Engineering to develop a guidance manual for the design, installation, and maintenance of site-scale water quality treatment best management practices (BMPs) for low impact development within highly urbanized parts of Denver. These BMPs offer multi-functional green infrastructure (landscape) elements that meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s guidelines for reducing and removing pollutants from urban stormwater as well as reducing runoff volumes (and subsequent downstream flooding) through infiltration and uptake of plant roots. In addition to being effective at improving water quality and stormwater detention, these BMPs were designed to be aesthetically pleasing, maintainable, and sustainable features that enhance streetscapes and pedestrian environments.