Hillcrest Stormwater Project

Completed Stormwater

This stormwater project demonstrates the use of green stormwater solutions and beautified two vacant lots in the Garfield Neighborhood. We converted the lots into a stormwater park with rain gardens, bioretention, and trees.

Progress & Status

Construction Complete
  • The project captures stormwater runoff from areas directly uphill from Hillcrest Street.
  • It redirects stormwater into a series of planted bioswales that filter water and slowly release it into the combined sewer system after storm events.
  • Additional curb extensions, sidewalk improvements, and storm inlets help to address existing runoff and drainage issues and increase the total volume of stormwater managed at the site.
  • It is estimated to control one million gallons of runoff annually.

Financial Partners

  • This project was partially funded by ALCOSAN’s GROW grant program.

Locations & Schedule

Location Details:

Start Date: Summer 2017

Completion Date: Fall 2018

Map of the Hillcrest project within the Garfield neighborhood

Hillcrest Street and Donna Street
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact Public Affairs

Education and Outreach Associate :
Elaine Hinrichs