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St. Ambrose has a successful history of partnering on solutions to improve existing stormwater issues when undertaking major developments. According to the Stormwater Study, runoff controls will hold discharge rates equal to or below existing conditions. New soccer, football and event fields would use below-surface storage to hold stormwater after rain events, and the parking lot would have porous pavement and bioswales to catch and filter storm water, and limit runoff.

The existing waterway would remain in place with minor cosmetic brush removal and erosion repair. The site would be in full compliance with City and State stormwater management guidelines.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Would the parking lot add to stormwater problems?
The development area is in a floodplain. How can you develop the property and not make it worse?
The neighborhood experiences sewage backup issues already. Won't development make matters worse?
Might St. Ambrose work with the City to mitigate stormwater and sewer problems?

Would the parking lot add to stormwater problems?
The development would include bio-swales, holding pipes and/or holding tanks to detain stormwater run-off. The stormwater management plan would meet or exceed City requirements for such a development.

The development area is in a floodplain. How can you develop the property and not make it worse?
All development of the property would be located out of the floodplain.

The neighborhood experiences sewage backup issues already. Won't development make matters worse?
Actually, the university has worked hard—and very successfully—to partner on solutions to improve existing stormwater issues when we have undertaken major developments. Partnering with the City, we were able to stop persistent flooding on Locust Street. Partnering with Genesis and the City, we were able to stop flooding in the Marquette/Lombard area, which was also affecting residences there. St. Ambrose would welcome discussions regarding how we could work with the City on stormwater and sewer problems in the areas to the north and east of the SVC property.

Might St. Ambrose work with the City to mitigate stormwater and sewer problems?
We would welcome discussions regarding how we could work with the City on stormwater and sewer problems in the areas to the north and east of the SVC property.