Colonia San Martin

  Sacramento, CA
Date Completed:  2008
Services Provided:  Civil Engineering
Owner/Developer:  Mercy Housing
Architect:  Mogavero Notestine Associates

Key Contributions:
  LID (Low Impact Development) Techniques

  • 2009 California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Outstanding Sustainable Stormwater Project


Details:  60 units | affordable housing | LID design 

Our goal was to create natural, sustainable amenities for the community without breaking the beak. With early site planning Cunningham Engineering was able to implement Low Impact Development (LID) techniques that were able to exceed stormwater quality regulations. Cunningham Engineering designed a stormwater solution and created an energy efficient and “green” building site design. Use of bioswales, disconnected down spouts and vegetated treatment techniques were also implemented.
Colonia San Martin exemplifies how an innovative, collaborative process can protect the environment, serve the community and save money. This beautiful, integrated project can provide a tangible model for other sustainable infill development in the region and the state.