Public Notice for Proposed Drainage Project Colonial Town North

Last updated on December 22, 2021

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The purpose of this project is to provide flood control within the Colonial Town area. The project includes drainage improvements and reconstruction of Oregon Avenue from Shine Avenue east to Fern Creek Avenue. The storm sewer improvements will include approximately 1,000 linear feet of reinforced concrete pipe from Shine Avenue, connecting to the existing reinforced concrete pipe on the east side of Fern Creek Avenue.

The project also includes pipe and inlet improvements to the secondary drainage system within this section of Oregon Street, connecting to the existing drainage well near Spokane Avenue. Two nutrient removal baffle boxes along the secondary system will be constructed to treat the stormwater runoff prior to inflow to the drainage well.

The reconstruction of Oregon Street will be brick replacement up to just short of the intersection with Fern Creek Avenue then will be asphalt pavement reconstruction at the Fern Creek Avenue intersection.

The location of the proposed project will be along Oregon Street from Fern Creek Avenue to Shine Avenue. The area affected by this project consists of homes on both side of Oregon Street from intersection of Fern Creek Avenue to intersection of Shine Avenue.

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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. 

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.

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 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:

Lihua Wei, P.E., Project Manager
City of Orlando, Public Works Department
407.246.3897
lihua.wei@orlando.gov

Agency Contact:

Kristen Hall, State Lead Environmental Specialist
Florida Division of Emergency Management
850.755.4583
kristen.hall@em.myflorida.com

 

Location

1047-1522, Orlando, FL 32803  View Map

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