Weaver's Way Adds Stormwater Management...For Kicks

Weaver’s Way can always be counted on to go above and beyond the call of duty. The 37-year-old community institution has a new location opening in Chestnut Hill this May which will feature a storm water management system…even though they don’t have to.

To put it as simply as possible, because the Chestnut Hill storefront is located on the highly protected Wissahickon Creek Watershed, the designers of the store had to meet with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) to see if a storm water management system was needed. The answer was no, due to the small impact the building would make on the site and surrounding area. However, over achievers and environmental super heroes that they are, Weaver’s Way decided they wanted to include stormwater management in the design of the new building anyway. By doing so they are helping to prevent stream erosion, pollution from sediments and flooding.