Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions

Kansas City, Missouri

Vireo was hired to assist the engineer with the development of design and construction documents for over 200 rain gardens, bioretention, and other landscape designs for the Middle Blue River Basin Green Solutions Project (MBRB).

MBRB covers an entire urban watershed and tests the effectiveness of green solutions to help reduce overflows and flooding in the Middle Blue River watershed. This project blends challenges of designing green solutions in an urban setting that are both streetscapes, as well as the residents’ front yards. MBRB is an example of combining strong landscape architectural design with engineering.