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File #: 21-4692    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Necessity Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/4/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval of certain projects, decreeing the projects to be a public necessity and convenience, directing the Harris County Real Property Division to acquire, and authorizing eminent domain if necessary for five (5) fee simple tracts for the public project known as Beaumont Place Subdivision Drainage Improvements - 2018, for the purpose of channel improvements and stormwater detention/retention, UPIN 19101MF17901, Precinct 1.
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Department: County Engineer

Department Head/Elected Official: John R. Blount, P.E., County Engineer


Regular or Supplemental RCA:
? Regular RCA
? Supplemental RCA


Type of Request: Public Necessity

Project ID (if applicable): 19101MF17901
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Any Applicable Landowner
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of certain projects, decreeing the projects to be a public necessity and convenience, directing the Harris County Real Property Division to acquire, and authorizing eminent domain if necessary for five (5) fee simple tracts for the public project known as Beaumont Place Subdivision Drainage Improvements - 2018, for the purpose of channel improvements and stormwater detention/retention, UPIN 19101MF17901, Precinct 1.
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Background and Discussion:
This project is located in Greens Bayou watershed near Highway 90 and Beltway 8. The Beaumont Place subdivision consists of mainly roadside ditches and has been subjected to several flooding events with the most recent being Hurricane Harvey (August 2017) and the Tax Day Flood (April 2016). Drainage analysis of the subdivision began in late 2019 as a part of the 2018 Bond program for subdivision drainage improvements. The scope and proposed improvements include roadside ditch regrading, driveway culvert upgrades, expansion of channel along Big Gulch, concrete lined Sulphur Gully channel with reinforced concrete box (RCB) crossing improvements. Improvements also include multiple detention ponds along Big Gulch with an extreme event overflow swale towards the upstream portion of the channel.


Expected Impact:
With acquiring the requested tracts for multiple new stormwater detention basins, this project seeks to reduce flood risk and strengthen resiliency in Harris County by assisting in the alleviation of structural flood damage to 196 homes in the community. This acquisition is a step in the process to reduce the ...

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