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Celebrating Stormwater at Coffee Creek Center, Chesterton, Indiana

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  701P0904,  . (doi: 10.13031/2013.17366)
Authors:   Andrew Bender

This development highlights environmental restoration as an integral part of a 640-acre sustainable development. When fully developed, the site will feature 1,200 town homes, 1,000,000 square feet of office/retail space, including a 180-acre corridor of woodlands and prairies along Coffee Creek.

JFNew was involved with all environmental issues, including restoration of a trout stream, native prairies, and restoration of a bottomland forest. As a key member of the site planning team, JFNew evaluated the topography, soils and hydrology of the prairies, wetlands, woodlands, determined species appropriate and species best adapted to wastewater and stormwater absorption. Plant selections were based on native species composition of remnant prairies and riparian areas.

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