Drainage Improvements for Southeast Lakes

Last updated on August 18, 2023

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The city is committed to lessening opportunities for flooding and the improvement of water quality for our lakes. To maintain that commitment, the city's Public Works Department is proposing a stormwater drainage improvement project for the Southeast Lakes.

The location for this project is Brookvilla Avenue from Briercliff Drive to Lake Davis Drive. Improvements will consist of a new stormwater system, curb inlets, control structure, and other improvements. Please see the HMGP Project Public Notice for more details.



Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Division of Emergency Management have received the following application for Federal grant funding. Final notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) consideration to provide funding in the form of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Funds will be provided in accordance with Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider alternatives to and to provide public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority or low-income populations.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.


City of Orlando

Project Title:

HMGP-4337- 419- City of Orlando, Southeast Lakes, Drainage

Location of Proposed Work:

The location of the proposed project will be along Brookvilla Avenue from Briercliff Drive to Lake Davis Drive. The area affected by this project consists of homes on both side of Brookvilla Avenue from the intersection of Briercliff Drive to intersection of South Lake Davis Drive.

Proposed Work and Purpose:

The purpose of this project is for the conveyance and connectivity improvements between Lake Lancaster and Lake Davis. The project is intended to reduce flooding and improve water quality for the lakes. The proposed work includes construction of a new storm drainage system, concrete pipes, manholes, curb inlets, a control structure with internal weir and adjustable stop logs, an endwall and channel excavation in Lake Davis. The project also includes the construction of concrete curb and gutter, header curbs, handicap ramps and some new segments of sidewalk. This project shall reduce risk and extend of future flooding.

Project Alternatives:

The alternatives to the project that have been and will be considered are 1) the no action alternative and 2) new drain well or acquisition land for a retention pond. These alternatives to the proposed project are not viable because under Alternative 1) heavy storms, hurricanes, inadequate or overloaded drainage systems can flood properties, repetitive flooding is not alleviated and the needs of the community would not be served; and Alternative 2) new drain well is not permitted by regulatory agency, the area is fully developed community and there is no vacant land, also it is cost prohibitive, and therefore not practicable.

Comment Period:

Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100. These are due within 30 days of this notice. The State will forward comments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed. Interested persons may submit comments, obtain more detailed information about the proposed action, or request a copy of the findings by contacting:

Local Contact:

City of Orlando, Public Works Department

Lihua Wei, P.E., 
Project Manager

Agency Contact:

Florida Division of Emergency Management

Naomi Iglesias-Miranda
State Environmental Specialist


1049-1001 Brookvilla Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806  View Map

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