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South Campus Stormwater & Landscape Improvements
December 2022 – November 2023
Concept rendering of the South Campus Stormwater & Landscape Improvements

The South Campus Stormwater & Landscape Improvements project will take place in the low-lying area just south of the Strom Thurmond Institute, commonly referred to as the “Suber Dam area.” The project site is bounded by Kappa Street to the east, Lambda Street to the west and Perimeter Road to the south. This area receives stormwater runoff from a significant portion of Clemson's campus. With increased development occurring throughout, the University is capitalizing on this natural drainage point with the construction of a stormwater retention pond that will serve to manage water quality for upstream development.

The enhanced stormwater retention pond will improve water quality, erosion, and sinkhole issues in the central and south campus area. Landscaping improvements are included in the project and will enhance the beauty and accessibility of this location's natural environment.

Tree Management Plan

This project will feature a diverse population of new trees within the site. Trees not only improve the beauty of the area, they provide an important role in land stewardship and water quality. 171 new trees of various types will be planted to ensure a healthy, safe and attractive environment is maintained for the future of the campus.

Project Team

Civil Engineer:
Land Planning Associates, Inc.
Easley, SC

Structural Engineer:
Arrowood & Arrowood, PC
Greenville, SC

CP Builders Inc. logo CP Builders
Spartanburg, SC


  • Increased stormwater retention capacity and water quality measures for upstream developments
  • Maintenance access path around stormwater feature
  • Enhanced landscaping (brush and tree removals with new ground cover and tree plantings of various species)
  • 78 trees will be removed and 171 new trees will be planted within the project limits
  • An enhanced learning space based on input from students and faculty within the Landscape Architecture program