The proposed project on Oak Knoll Drive and surrounding streets near U.S. 183 and Jollyville Road will include adding pipes, storm drains and a detention pond. City staffers will present the proposal to the public at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Spicewood Springs Branch Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin.
Parts of Northwest Austin have long been plagued with flooding, but mitigation efforts are now a focal point of the latest draft of CodeNEXT, Austin’s land development code rewrite, according to a press release from the Watershed Department.
“Draft 3 of CodeNEXT includes requirements for both new developments and redevelopments to include green stormwater solutions, such as rain gardens, rainwater harvesting and porous pavement,” the release stated.
Learn more about flood mitigation plans in the Oak Knoll Drive area here.