Rochester College Stormwater Master Plan
and Library Addition

Rochester Hills, Michigan

PEA worked with TMP and Rochester College to complete a multi-year campus-wide stormwater master plan for the 80-acre campus. A stormwater master plan was developed that addressed sustainability and best management practices for the campus. The plan included addressing stream bank stabilization for the Clinton River that traverses the campus. PEA analyzed erosion problems within the stream bank and developed a stabilization plan that included the use of natural stone, native plantings and geotextiles to minimize erosion.

PEA also created a master plan to eliminate multiple discharge points along the stream and control the discharge rate of other discharge points. The quality of stormwater discharge was addressed by proposing a series of mechanical pre-treatment structures along with natural treatment systems such as bioswales. The master plan focused on creating a stormwater management system that not only controlled the discharge rate, but cleansed the stormwater runoff and reduced the overall volume of runoff. The overall master plan improved the water quality of the Clinton River, reduced erosion, reduced discharge, and created a management system that more closely matched pre-develop conditions.

In addition, PEA completed site plans for the library addition and a number of parking related projects on campus.

Services Provided
Site and civil engineering, stormwater and sewer plans, stream bank stabilization plan.

Owner
Rochester College
Reference
TMP Associates
Project Team
David Hunter, PE, PS, LEED AP
Rachel Smith, PE, LEED AP, CFM
Jeffrey Smith, PE, PLA, LEED AP
Complete
2003

Professional Engineering Associates Inc. | Rochester College Stormwater Master Plan and Library Addition