Require green infrastructure elements for new development, and require during redevelopment where appropriate.
Since 2016, the stormwater manual has required the use of green infrastructure for stormwater management for both volume and water quality control. Below is a list of green infrastructure practices approved for use in Fayette County for volume control.
Green infrastructure plays a key role for the urban environment and public health in the Lexington-Bluegrass region, especially when using nature-based solutions to preserve natural capital. Creating and improving the knowledge base remains one of the main strategic developments for the implementation of the manual and site design practice. Starting with school education efforts, more planning, landscape architecture and engineering programs are incorporating green infrastructure as a trend and recommended practice.
- Update the green infrastructure elements in the Engineering Manuals to reflect current best practices.