Sazerac House Case Study
The Sazerac House, a new interactive cocktail museum, just opened in October of 2019. The 48,000 square-foot, historic building stands on the corner of Canal and Magazine Streets. The historic building dates to the 1860s, just yards away from the original Sazerac Coffee House. The building was left unoccupied for more than 30 years. When the Sazerac Company decided to develop the property, they had to address stormwater runoff, something that the building wasn’t originally designed to manage. CHALLENGE How do you manage stormwater runoff from a 19th century building in an urbanized downtown location? The City of New Orleans requires developments over 5,000 SF detain and treat the first 1.25” of runoff, in this case that ended up being about 2,000 cubic feet.