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SUNY Albany Permeable Paving 2

Permeable Pavement at SUNY Albany in Albany CountyDescription

This permeable pavement is an example of green infrastructure in an institutional setting. The permeable pavement was used in the construction of an eight foot wide running path with side swales. Porous Asphalt path was selected for its pervious qualities in lieu of traditional concrete/asphalt paths at the campus. This project is the first phase (showcase section) of planned campus-wide pedestrian network improvements.

Site Location

  • Site Address: Campus of the State University of New York at Albany (SUNYA) - Western Avenue
  • Town: Albany
  • County: Albany
  • Land Use of Site: College Campus
  • Can Site be visited?: Yes
  • Location on Site: Southern portion of loop road near athletic fields, directly across from Western Avenue entrance.

Practice Information Details

  • Intent of Design: To reduce impervious surfaces without loss of facility function.
  • Stormwater Management Capacity: Treat 1.295 acres (56,410 SF) of area stormwater discharge.
  • Year of Installation: 2007
  • Material Used: Crushed Stone
  • Annual Operational and Maintenance: None
  • Required Zoning Change or Special Permit: None

Design Construction and Maintenance Information

  • Designed by: The Chazen Companies
  • Cost of Design: $625,000 (entire plan design cost, see also dry swale; permeable paving - running path)
  • Installed by: HMA Contracting
  • Maintained by: SUNY Albany

Contact for Additional Site Information:

The Chazen Companies
Craig Tripp, RLA
Senior LA
518) 273-0055