Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast Stormwater Department is hosting an educational meeting to discuss a project currently under design that would serve multiple purposes. The vision is to design a public space that will increase stormwater storage capacity along the London Waterway, improve water quality, and provide a neighborhood amenity.
The project will be located on a city-owned parcel surrounded by London Drive and Leaver Drive in the Matanzas Woods neighborhood, which the City acquired from KB Homes in 2003.
The project objectives are to:
- Provide flood storage assisting in localized flooding to reduce peak flood elevations in London Waterway;
- Improve water quality in receiving waters with stormwater treatment;
- Enhance the environment to support native plants and animals;
- Deliver an aesthetic project with environmental benefits to the local community;
- Potential for use as a passive neighborhood park (passive park refers to a space for less structured recreational activities which require little or no specialized parkland development and management, and therefore can be provided at a low cost to communities. It involves casual activities and pursuit of hobbies, with no adverse impact to the natural habitat.)
"The city is limited on options for creating additional stormwater capacity in the L-Section," said Mike Peel, City Stormwater Engineer. "We were fortunate to find property already owned by the City in a location that provides an excellent opportunity to improve stormwater capacity and also create a passive recreational resource for the community. We're looking forward to sharing our ideas for this project and receiving feedback from the neighborhood."
The meeting will be held at the Palm Coast Community Center at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, room 112.
All residents located in the L-Section are invited and will be allowed to ask questions and provide feedback.
Two plans will be presented at the meeting by consultants contracted by the city. Much of both designs are the same, but there are differences in the walking/biking paths, fishing piers, and other similar amenities, which will be proposed and discussed.
The project is expected to begin construction in fiscal year 2022 and take eight to 12 months to complete.
Due to COVID-19, a mask/facial covering and temperature checks will be required at entry.
Residents who are unable to attend can watch the meeting through a YouTube livestream and can ask questions by submitting them to Engineering&Stormwater@palmcoastgov.com. Questions emailed in will be answered the next business day.