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Green Infrastructure Program

Green Infrastructure


The City of Daly City is subject to the requirements of the Municipal Regional Stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (MRP).  A section of the MRP requires the City to develop and implement a long-term Green Infrastructure (GI) Plan for the inclusion of GI measures into storm drain infrastructure on public and (sometimes) private property, including streets, roads, parking lots, roofs, and other elements.

Green Infrastructure (GI) uses vegetation, soils, and natural processes to manage stormwater runoff and create healthier urban environments. Examples of GI include landscape-based stormwater “biotreatment” using soil and plants ranging in size from grasses to trees; pervious paving systems (e.g., interlocking concrete pavers, porous asphalt, and pervious concrete); tree wells with suspended pavement systems; and other methods to capture and use stormwater as a resource.

At the scale of a city or county, green infrastructure refers to the patchwork of natural areas that provides habitat, flood protection, cleaner air, and cleaner water. At the scale of a neighborhood or project site, green infrastructure refers to stormwater management systems and features that mimic nature by absorbing and storing water.

Green infrastructure provides many benefits such as improving water quality by removing trash and pollutants, reversing urbanization on local creeks and waterways, decreasing the chance of localized flooding, biodiversity and habitat preservation for native plants and animals, traffic calming, and overall enhancement of neighborhood aesthetics.

Green Infrastructure Plan adopted By City Council July 22, 2019


Green Infrastructure in Your Neighborhood

Click the map to view of all the current and upcoming green infrastructure projects in Daly City.



Green Infrastructure Projects

John Daly Streetscape Improvements:  installation of landscaped median islands and bioswales to slow and naturally treat stormwater runoff. 

  JD Improvements










Mission Street Enhancements:  construct sidewalk bulb-outs, sidewalk enhancements and landscaped median islands on Mission Street from John Daly Boulevard to Alp Avenue.

 Mission Street_R1

Bioretention area located at Annie Street Subdivision.

Annie Street

Bioretention area located at Christopher Highlands – Crestview Estates.

Christopher Highlands

Permeable pavers located at the CVS Drugstore on Pierce Street.

CVS Drugstore

Bioretention area located at the Serramonte Shopping Center.

Serramonte Shopping Center