In late March, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District announced an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation to utilize $650,000 in state money to create a Green Infrastructure Grants Program. The grants will be aimed at offsetting the effects of the Opportunity Corridor using green infrastructure rather than building storm sewers. Limited space and immense existing underground utility infrastructure played into this decision. The $331 Opportunity Corridor will encompass nearly 405 ha (1000 ac) on Cleveland’s southeast side, and its first phase will generate an estimated 2270 m3 (600,000 gal.) of runoff annually. The sewer district also is contributing $250,000 toward the grant program for managing combined sewer overflows. Read more.