Greenroads Certified Silver

Cheney Stadium Sustainable Stormwater Project



Construction Cost: $3.1 Million

Length: 0.41 Miles

Lane-Miles: 0.82 Lane-Miles

Funders/Stakeholders: Washington State Department of Ecology

Owner: City of Tacoma, WA

Lead Design: KPG

Design Support: Landau Associates, GeoDesigns Inc.

Contractor: Tucci & Sons, Stan Palmer Construction

Functional Class: Local Road

Greenroads Version: v1.5


This project was centered around the reconstruction of Cheyenne Street, an entrance to the main parking areas for Cheney Stadium, home of the AAA Tacoma Rainers, as well as retrofits to the parking lot itself. The City of Tacoma took the opportunity to improve multimodal access, reduce pollutant loading from stormwater, and increase tree canopy. Go Rainiers!


A major goal of the project was to improve stormwater runoff from the street and parking lot areas, which drains to the Flett Creek Watershed and Snake Lake, through the use of rain gardens and permeable pavement. The use of LID techniques allowed stormwater mitigation at approximately half the cost of traditional methods. In addition, the project sought to improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, provide energy efficient operations, and increase vegetated areas. Sustainable project feature included:

  • 6 acres of permeable pavement
  • Expected reduction of site stormwater volumes of 53%
  • 96% regionally sourced materials (within 50 miles of site) by cost
  • All 8 project luminaires conform to the Energy Star 2009 requirements, reducing operational energy use
  • Installation of two electric vehicle charging stations
  • 14,680 square feet of sidewalk area including crosswalks and wheelchair ramps 


Greenroads volunteer Andrew Sahl poses with his homerun ball and the new Electric Vehicle charging s

Greenroads award presentation for Cheney Stadium Sustainable Stormwater Project at a Tacoma Rainiers baseball game.

Greenroads award presentation during a Tacoma Rainiers game

Cheyenne Street rain gardens