I was up in the North Carolina mountains a couple of weekends ago and came across this lovely pervious parking lot at Sunny Point Cafe in West Asheville. Being a good, progressive little establishment, they even had a little sign highlighting the benefits of pervious parking surfaces. I didn’t take a picture of it but as you can imagine it had a lot to do with run-off, etc.
So this got me thinking about Decatur. Why doesn’t Decatur have more pervious parking lots? What are the downsides other than – I assume – additional cost?