Low Impact Development

Modern urban infrastructure is being asked to serve many purposes, such as meeting appealing aesthetic standards and environmental goals. Foothill Associates has been working with engineering disciplines to infuse Low Impact Development (LID) standards and apply “Context Sensitive” design to our projects. Foothill Associates’ designs are based on a sound and complete understanding of natural systems and processes, ensuring that projects are successful and sustainable in their unique environments. These techniques may include stormwater treatment swales and filtration wetlands; erosion control plans for construction adjacent to sensitive water bodies; or hydrologic analyses for parks and recreation, open space, restoration, or new development adjacent to creeks and rivers.