Catalyst Parking Lot

Project Description: In Fall of 2015 the City of Santa Cruz retrofitted a City owned parking lot behind the Catalyst (at the corner of Elm and Cedar Streets) in downtown Santa Cruz to reduce stormwater runoff that was flowing untreated into nearby storm drains and into the San Lorenzo River. The parking lot was repaved included replacing portions of the parking lot with vegetated swales (bioswales) that capture runoff from hardened areas, promoting infiltration and the removal of pollutants (bioremediation).

Location: Santa Cruz, CA

Designs: By WRECO: Download a Copy

Installation: Norcal Contractor

Funding: Proposition 84 Stormwater Grant funds and the City of Santa Cruz.

Permits: N/A

Contact Info: Suzanne Healy