Ronald McDonald House


Lexington, Kentucky


Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government




CDP assisted Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass by applying for a water quality grant through Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Water Quality Incentives Program to fund the replacement of their parking lot with permeable pavement and other water quality improvements. As a non-profit organization, the Ronald McDonald House Charities relied on grant funding and project partner donations to complete the entire project. The project demonstrates green infrastructure practices including permeable asphalt pavement, permeable concrete paver units, underground storm water detention, bio-infiltration vegetative swale and rain barrels. This parking lot demonstration was the first round of funding for Lexington’s Water Quality Grants to see this variety of urban low impact best management practices that address storm water quantity and quality and has been a reference for other regional municipalities and design professionals for alternative construction materials and best management practices.


  • demonstrates permeable pavement ability to capture stormwater runoff directed from roof
  • assisted RMHC with grant writing to fund the project
  • rain gardens and bioswale filter rainwater runoff from the property