Work on Imperial Estates continues and more: 3 drainage projects to watch in Friendswood

Local entities are working on flood mitigation at Imperial Estates. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)
Local entities are working on flood mitigation at Imperial Estates. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

Local entities are working on flood mitigation at Imperial Estates. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Friendswood is continuing to move through drainage projects. Here are three projects to watch in Friendswood.

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.


Deepwood Subdivision

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.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.