The City of Santa Clarita awarded RICK Engineering Company the Valencia Library Parking Expansion Project for engineering, landscape architecture, water resources, and survey services.
The parking lot expansion provides a Low Impact Development (LID) design to meet the County of Los Angeles water quality and LID requirements. The proposed site has been designed to employ a bioretention area to treat and infiltrate runoff from an existing parking lot. The bioretention area will be vegetated (i.e., landscaped) within a shallow depression and allow storage, infiltration, and evapotranspiration for the design storm 85th percentile. The LID facility will remove the pollutants generated by an existing parking lot by filtering stormwater through plants that are adapted to the local climate and soil moisture conditions and an engineered soil mix.