Paul Cuffee School

LID Type: Bioretention
Use: Institutional
Installer:Catalano Construction
Designer/Developer: Morris Beacon Design and Klopfer Martin Design Group
Install Date: 2012

Address: 459 Promenade Street
Town: Providence
Zip Code: 02908
County: Providence

Jonathan Ford, PE
Horsley Witten


Project Summary: Paul Cuffee School  retrofitted  their existing site with a new playing field, parking lot, and stormwater management improvements while capping contaminated soils due to past land uses.


Project Narrative: The stormwater design includes a strategically designed bioretention system that filters runoff for water quality.  Morris Beacon Design’s services included earthwork analysis to minimize soil export, as well as negotiation with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management & the Coastal Resources Management Council to reach a consensus for site drainage design, while meeting Brownfield requirements. The project will help improve the water quality of the Woonasquatucket River.

Project Factsheet from Morris Beacon Design

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Address: Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908