South Howard Flood Relief Project

Primary Details

Description

The South Howard Flood Relief Project involves designing and building a major stormwater conveyance system to improve drainage and reduce flooding along South Howard Avenue and adjacent neighborhoods, including Parkland Estates.

  • Design and construction of a major stormwater conveyance system to alleviate frequent and dangerous flooding in Parkland Estates.
  • Project will improve drainage along South Howard Avenue and will be a major stormwater conduit to which other projects can connect in the future to reduce flooding in adjacent neighborhoods.
  • Includes upgraded water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.
  • Reimagined South Howard Avenue streetscape with wider sidewalks, on-street parking, enhanced landscaping, and expanded tree canopy for safer and more enjoyable walking, shopping, and dining.
  • Coordination with Tampa Electric (TECO) to move South Howard Avenue power lines underground within the project limits.
  • Improved water quality discharges to the Hillsborough Bay through innovative green infrastructure technologies, contributing to a healthier bay and more resilient community.
  • Partnering with the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority for drainage of the expanded South Selmon Expressway.
Community Benefits

Flooding Relief/ water quality improvement

Contact Info

Contact Name
Michelle Robinson
Contact Phone
813-486-0361
Project ID
1002179
Department ID
SW40007
Project Type
Status
Project Phase
Construction Fiscal Year
2024
Multi Year Project
Yes
Council District
4
Neighborhood

Schedule and Costs

Project Phase
Planning
Design
Procurement
Construction
Closeout
Current Phase: Planning
Planned Start Date
Planned End Date
Funding Source
Stormwater Improvement Fee
Estimated Cost
$65,000,000
Funded Project
Yes
Budget Year
2022

Contact Information

Additional Info

  • The design-build team will meet with each property and business owner along the route to ensure access is maintained and businesses are kept open.
  • Construction will occur in segmented phases to minimize disruption and inconvenience.
  • The design-build team will provide advance notice of any inconveniences, so residents, businesses and patrons can plan ahead.
  • The City expects to have a design-build team under contract in late spring or early summer 2024 after which design and robust public engagement will begin.