Bexley Police Station
When the City of Bexley, Ohio, needed to replace its aging police station, it turned to EMH&T to help in the selection and engineering of a new site. Once a site was secured, EMH&T provided site civil engineering, utility, stormwater drainage, grading and landscape architecture design services for this new facility. The project utilized numerous sustainable site design techniques, including pervious concrete within designated parking stalls, as well as bioretention features, to provide the required post-construction water quality treatment. The bioretention area is located on the front of the building and is part of an iconic entry landscape feature as well as treating all the stormwater runoff from the roof of the building. In addition, the stormwater management plan for the site includes a small stormwater basin in the rear of the facility which contributes to a tranquil park setting associated with the remainder of the undeveloped property. The landscape plantings incorporated into the various features are all native and adaptive plants capable of handling drought conditions, so regular irrigation is not required. EMH&T worked with the site architect to pursue and obtain a LEED Silver certification for the project. EMH&T was responsible for coordinating and submitting LEED documentation for the sustainable site design components of the project.