The Lankershim Boulevard Green Infrastructure Corridor Project is located in the Upper Los Angeles River watershed along a 1.5 mile stretch of Lankershim Boulevard between Tuxford Avenue and Sherman Way in the Sun Valley community.
The Lankershim Boulevard Green Infrastructure Corridor Project provides water quality improvements and flood mitigation with the installation of dry wells, parkway planters and vegetated medians along a portion of Lankershim Boulevard. During a normal rainy season, this project creates a more walkable neighborhood, reduces the heat island effect in the community and has the potential to capture 36 million gallons of water annually,
The project uses a combination of stormwater best management practices (or BMPs) and stormwater infrastructure. Underground dry wells will capture, treat and infiltrate stormwater runoff, new street trees will reduce the heat island effect and improve air quality, new vegetated median islands and new parkway planters will treat surface runoff, infiltrate rainwater and reduce peak flow during strong rain events. This new green infrastructure creates the following water quality, water supply and community benefits: