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Neighborhood Planning For Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Step 5 of 6: Gathering Information

Prior to filling out the Neighborhood Planning Input Form, be sure that you have all of the relevant information for your GSI site submissions.

Project Information

Gather as much information as possible about your project sites, including:

  1. Name and contact information for the main contact regarding the site.
  2. Name and location of the site.
  3. Names of additional contacts and community groups involved in the project at that site.
  4. A brief description of the project including information about the site, project history and design concepts.
  5. A brief description of the existing or future plans for community outreach.
  6. Documents that are relevant to the project such as site designs, surveys, neighborhood plans, construction documents, geotechnical reports or other information. These are not necessary but if available can be very helpful.
  7. List of funding sources, amounts and deadlines

Background Research

  1. Is your project location served by a Combined Sewer System?
    Green infrastructure projects within Combined Sewer Overflow sewersheds are a high priority for PWD’s Green City Clean Waters program. Check your sewershed here. Enter the address; If it shows up in a blue area, it is served by a Combined Sewer System.
  2. What other projects are located in your neighborhood?
    Go to the Big Green Map to view the green stormwater infrastructure projects that have been implemented or are planned for your neighborhood. You may wish to reach out to the organizations developing nearby projects for partnership opportunities.
  3. What city council district(s) is your neighborhood located in? Click here to determine the city council district in which your project is located. The “Address Service Area” is your council district.
  4. Which watershed(s) is your neighborhood located in?
    Go to Find Your Watershed Map to determine what watershed your project is in. (This will tell you which waterway the stormwater on your site eventually drains to.)
  5. If you are submitting one or more vacant lots as project sites, determine the ownership for those lots. Enter the address, block or intersection into the Office of Property Assessment search form to find the owner.

Continue to Step 6. Neighborhood-wide Submission Form