“The Georgia Heights planted roof provides a unique stormwater management system and serves as a model for responsive, environmentally conscious planning and construction,” according to Ken James, President of James Greenroofs, the licensed grower for LiveRoof systems servicing Florida, Georgia and surrounding states. “We are proud of the contribution this living roof will make to the quality of life for its residents and neighbors.”
Smith Planning Group, a civil engineering, land planning, and landscape architecture firm, worked with LiveRoof and James Greenhouses to incorporate green infrastructure on the project.
“Smith Planning Group always strives to implement unique and creative design to set its projects apart, with the ultimate goal of creating spaces that people will love,” says Ed Lane, PE, Senior Project Engineer. “Urban design in particular provides a huge opportunity to create places of lasting value to the local community, and the Georgia Heights project in Downtown Athens is one such project.”