Low Impact Design Guidelines

Case Study Under:  Engineering Solutions         Location:  Stafford County - Virginia
The Case Study

Stafford County Low Impact Design Guidelines

The Situation

In 2003, Stafford County made mandatory the use of low impact development design wherever practicable. However, the county lacked guidelines for designing LID projects. The county asked GKY to assist them in developing those guidelines.

The Solution

Guideline development:

  • Adapted general low-impact development ordinances to local requirements
  • Researched existing regulations of federal, state, and local governments for applicable guidelines
  • Educated local applicants and project engineers on how to apply the guidelines