Core Design | Cedar Falls Community


Title: Community inspired Infrastructure

Project: North Bend, WA

Firm: Core Design

Summary:  Efficient and aesthetic handling of stromwater can be a challenge, especially on a large scale.  The neighborhood of Cedar Falls, nestled at the foot of Mount Si in North Bend, Washington seamlessly combines both of these qualities.  Careful integration of green infrastructure into the landscape foster a sense of community.  100% of the stromwater runoff from the 35 acre neighborhood is collected, treated and infiltrated onsite through a network of rain gardens, bioswales and dry wells.  In many areas the stormwater infrastructure is integrated into the streetscape, recreational open spaces and yards.  The dual function of these spaces provides opportunities for the enjoyment of nature, gathering, recreation and play.