McNamara proposes new green infrastructure

Posted by Taurence Armstrong

TOLEDO (WTOL) - A Toledo City Councilman is taking the first steps towards making the glass city more eco-friendly.

Councilman Joe McNamara is introducing new legislation that would update the city's zoning code to allow for more use of green infrastructure. That would mean using what's called "pervious concrete," which allows water to pass through the material to the ground.

Several new Toledo Public Schools are using the concrete, and the school board president says it's made a big difference.   The proposal will now go before the city's planning commission.