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File #: 21-5314    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Necessity Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/1/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 10/12/2021 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 fifteen (15) road easement tracts for the public project known as Emerald Forest Subdivisions Road and Drainage Improvements (Cypress Place - Phase II), for the purpose of stormwater detention/retention, UPIN 21289MF21501, Precinct 3.
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Department: County Engineer
Department Head/Elected Official: Loyd Smith, P.E., Interim County Engineer

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Public Necessity

Project ID (if applicable): 21289MF21501
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Any applicable landowner and/or property interest holder.
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 fifteen (15) road easement tracts for the public project known as Emerald Forest Subdivisions Road and Drainage Improvements (Cypress Place - Phase II), for the purpose of stormwater detention/retention, UPIN 21289MF21501, Precinct 3.
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Background and Discussion:
This project is located in northwest Harris County. Cypress Place currently consists of an open roadside drainage ditch system that drains to an existing HCFCD Channel E132-02-00. Planned drainage improvements include new underground storm sewer along Cypress Place Dr. along with upsizing the driveway culverts where required and regrading the roadside ditches to improve the drainage for localized flooding events in the neighborhood. Cypress Place Dr. currently has a section of the road that is privately owned including the existing roadway. 15 properties need to have sections acquired in order to establish a 60 ft. public Right-of-Way where the current road is in order for the drainage improvements to be completed and enable the County to maintain in the future. This Right-of-Way must be established before the drainage improvement project can be started.

Expected Impact:
With acquiring the request tracts for public Right-of-Way access to do construction, this project seeks to reduce flood risk and strengthen resiliency in Harris County by assisting in the alleviation of structural...

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