Pratt Institute received on of the City’s Department of Environmental Protection Green Infrastructure grants in 2012 by designing a suite of green infrastructure projects to mitigate combined sewer outfalls to the East River and the City’s open waters. One of these projects is to retrofit the Cannoneer Court Parking Lot with green infrastructure. Rather than reconnect the earlier failed permeable parking lot to the City’s combined sewer system, the design proposes to retrofit the 100 parking space lot with bioswales, trench drains and plantings to retain and detain storm water. By monitoring the effectiveness of this innovative solution Pratt hopes to serve as a model for parking lot designs citywide.