Low Impact Development (LID)

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As of May 21, 2018, the City's LID code has been updated. For details, see the final and adopted ordinance below.

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.