Athens orthopedic imaging center

Athens Orthopedic Clinic Imaging Center is open 6 days a week, serving hundreds of patients a day. As their state-of-the-art imaging center has grown, the practice required additional parking for their patients and employees. The property included a non-conforming gravel parking lot and driveways in poor condition. Additionally, the site, in general, had several deficiencies and no stormwater treatment. The treatment train includes pervious pavers situated around a concrete flume, which conveys runoff into a pair of rain garden cells. The rain gardens are designed to hold a shallow pool of water, which infiltrates into the engineered soil media. For larger storms, once the pool reaches full volume the rain garden features bypass flumes flowing beneath the sidewalk that direct flow into the existing storm gutter along Old West Broad Street. The rain gardens feature dry stream beds of river stone to stabilize the flow route surrounded by vegetation capable of withstanding periodic inundation. From the pervious pavers to the connecting flume, the stormwater treatment train serves to slow down, detain, infiltrate, and evaporate stormwater runoff naturally. The volumes and elevations were carefully modeled and engineered to handle both small and larger storms. Challenges for the site included very little elevation change, no existing underground stormwater infrastructure in the right-of-way, and limited area for treatment. Additional design details for the site include a custom designed bike rack fabricated by local artists and specially designed privacy fence with an integrated framework.

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Site Location:
Athens Orthopedic Clinic
1765 Old West Broad St. Bldg. 2, Ste. 200,
Athens, Georgia 30606 

Smith Planning Group Roles: Civil Engineering, Land Planning, Landscape Architecture, Stormwater Design, and Permitting

Contractor: Highlander Design + Build

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Raingarden

The rain gardens are designed to hold a shallow pool of water, which infiltrates into the engineered soil media. For larger storms, once the pool reaches full volume the rain garden features bypass flumes flowing beneath the sidewalk that direct flow into the existing storm gutter along Old West Broad Street. The rain gardens feature dry stream beds of river stone to stabilize the flow route surrounded by vegetation capable of withstanding periodic inundation.

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Pervious Pavers

From the pervious pavers to the connecting flume, the stormwater treatment train serves to slow down, detain, infiltrate, and evaporate stormwater runoff naturally.

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Custom Bike Rack / Locally Manufactored

Additional design details for the site include a custom designed bike rack fabricated by local company Saint Udio.