The new Green Street feature on NE 7th Ave is shaping up. With the asphalt gone, a new curb poured, and the swale filled with soil, it’s now easy to imagine how it will look when completed. Sustainable stormwater management practices like this swale come from a recognition of the relationship between the built and natural environments. The swale is here to work on our behalf — and looks good doing it. Next step: Plants!