Meriden Green Feature in New York Times & New Case Studies Book
As a recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the Water/Environment ‘Award of Merit’ from ENR New England, and the ACEC Top National Honor Award in 2018, the Meriden Green project was recently selected to be featured in a new book, Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges by June Williamson and Ellen Dunham-Jones. The New York Times features a special Q&A with the authors where they discuss more about the project and how suburban design is no longer what people believed it once was.
The Meriden Green project is a showcase project that successfully addressed a century-old problem facing the City of Meriden who faced repeated flooding in their downtown area. The project team worked collaboratively with key stakeholders to work through the complexities of design and permitting of the 15 -cre project. The project has been described as one of the most complex regulatory permits ever approved through the State of Connecticut.
“It is wonderful to see how Meriden Green Project has become an example for other communities throughout the country. It is a true testament of what is possible when a truly collaborative group of Engineers, Planners, Landscape Architects and Scientists work together with municipal, state and federal regulators to fully envision the potential and opportunity that existed on extremely complex site in the heart of an urban core. MMI/SLR is excited to be designing the expansion of the Meriden Green and the next phases of the Harbor Brook Flood Control plan for the City of Meriden” - Mark Arigoni, PLA, US Manager of Landscape Architecture (MMI/SLR
The book is set to release in December of this year. To check out the article click here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/realestate/suburbs-are-changing.html