Forest Bend Subdivision
Friendswood received money from a Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery to add off-line detention in Forest Bend. The project began in June and should take less than two years to complete. The project is set to cost $3.4 million and is funded by the grant and the city of Friendswood.
Imperial Estates Subdivision
Friendswood City Council approved an interlocal agreement with Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District to provide $5.5 million toward the Imperial Estates in-line detention project in early August. Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District has been digging out 33 acres of land along the creek to mitigate flooding since July 2019. The project is set to wrap up in mid-2021. The project costs $14 million-$16 million and is funded by the city of Friendswood and the Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District.
Friendswood received a grant for flood control and property acquisitions in the Deepwood subdivision. The project is dependent on voluntary property acquisition. If it goes forward, the project will cost $2.46 million and be funded solely through the grant.