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GREEN PROJECT: The first phase of a big project in Sherman Hill is wrapping up.

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We've told you about the Green and Main project several times in the last year.  It's an effort to turn an abandoned grocery store into a model of sustainability.

Since the project began, workers have put in more than 2500 plugs of native plants and grasses to control erosion and manage run-off.

The unique parking lot is also complete.

The multi-layered system works to conserve water, by allowing it to run through spaces in the surface.

A collection basin will then send it to the property's rain garden.

Chaden Halfhill, the Project Developer says, "The idea with a permeable system is it allows the water to go into the earth and replenish the aquifers to clean the water and cool the water.  It also takes the load off of the municipality."

People looking to check out the green and main project will face a little road construction this month.

Workers on the project discovered a large sink hole along 19th street and the city is now working to repair the historic stretch of road.