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Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Market District Multi-Purpose Stormwater Project. To keep pace with growth and improve the quality of stormwater flowing to Lake Jackson, upgrades to the area's stormwater system are necessary. This infrastructure work creates an opportunity to enhance Sense of Place efforts already underway in the Market District. Here you'll find current concept plans, information and a feedback form. Your input will help shape this project and the future of our community.Close
The west side of the project will include a tranquil park setting with walking paths around a picturesque stormwater pond. The walking paths serve a dual, yet necessary function, as access to the City power lines.
Below: Recent photograph of the west stormwater pond.
Below: Example to show the nature of the proposed West Stormwater Facility setting.
Maclay Commerce Drive will be enhanced with a landscaped median, sidewalks and on-street parking. Overhead electrical lines will be relocated out of the ponds and combined on single poles adjacent to the roadway parking.
Below: A recent photograph of Maclay Commerce Drive (previously a private roadway) in disrepair with potholes, a fenced pond, and multiple overhead electric lines.
Below: Examples to show the nature of the proposed Maclay Commerce Drive setting.
Electrical Substation BP-7 plays a vital role in energizing a major portion of the City including the Market District. Unfortunately it cannot be moved; however, screening will be created with the use of decorative fencing and substantial landscaping.
Below: Existing view of the substation with safety fencing around it.
Below: An example of how the FAMU Way substation has been screened.
The central stormwater pond will be completely filled to create a public space and provide for a future, urban pocket park. As the central greenspace area, this element could include features such as a tot lot, splash pad, or pavilion. Permanent kiosks for vendors and a farmer’s market could be placed adjacent to the parking area east of the electrical substation.
Below: Recent photograph of the central stormwater pond.
Below: Examples to show the nature of the proposed central area setting.
Ideas for the east side of the project include passive setting with paved jogging or walking trails, benches, and landscaping.
Below: Recent photograph of the east stormwater pond.
Below: Examples to show the nature of the proposed East Stornwater Facility setting.