Low Impact Development (LID)

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Low Impact Development (LID) is an approach to land development and re-development that strives to manage rain as close to where it collects as possible. LID seeks to mimic pre-development conditions to the greatest degree possible. It can reduce water pollution from runoff, reduce future flooding risk in creeks and lakes, and add green spaces -  it is also required as part of the city's stormwater permit.

As of May 2018, the City's LID Code has been updated. For details, see the final and adopted ordinance below.