The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a metropolitan campus located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga and is home to more than 11,000 students and growing. This urban landscape nestled at the foot of several surrounding mountains and bounded by the Tennessee River is susceptible to significant flooding and water pollution. These common problems stem from Chattanooga’s combined sewer system and the substantial amount of surface runoff generated by stormwater volume that cannot directly infiltrate into the extensive concrete and asphalt regions of the city campus. We thereby propose Operation CLEAN: Capacity enhancement with Landscape modification using an Ecological approach for Absorption and Natural recharge around the Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EMCS) building on campus. Features of Operation CLEAN green infrastructure (GI) interventions such as downspout disconnections, permeable pavement, underground cisterns, and retention areas integrated with real time sensor enabled operations. With active student and community engagement, Operation CLEAN will implement an outdoor environmental lab highlighting the innovative green design elements of the project complete with educational signs, a cost-friendly source of water for irrigating the greenhouse, and a retention basin complemented with picnic tables, benches, and native plant species. Overall, Operation CLEAN meets the current stormwater control regulations set by the City of Chattanooga for new developments while pushing towards an inspiring future of innovative green infrastructure for stormwater management and water pollution mitigation.