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Market Square Rain Garden

Modeling adaptive reuse through transformation of an empty lot into a civic space, this project resolves issues related to stormwater runoff from an adjacent municipal parking garage in the Market Square area in downtown Meadville.  The garden was implemented with volunteer labor and generous donations from local nurseries and landscaping businesses.

With support from Allegheny College and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) and in collaboration with the Meadville Redevelopment Authority and the City of Meadville, a stormwater garden was designed and built to mitigate stormwater overflows during heavy rains. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful provided funding for a landscape architecture student at the University of Massachusetts, Ariel Dungca, who assisted us on designs for the  garden, which is owned by the Meadville Redevelopment Authority.