July 14, 2021 – Harris County Flood Control District provided an update to the Inwood Forest Community Improvement District at its regularly scheduled homeowners’ meeting. Activity for the remainder of 2021 will involve City of Houston plan review and approval, as well as plan review and approval by FEMA and the Texas Division of Emergency Management. The bidding process is expected to begin by the end of 2021. Prior to construction start, the Flood Control District will meet with the public to communicate about the anticipated construction schedule, traffic plan, and other construction inconveniences.
May 25, 2021 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved an agreement between the City of Houston (by and through the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and Houston Public
Works Department), Houston Parks Board LGC, Inc., and Harris County for the funding of recreational improvements at the former Inwood Golf Course.
February 11, 2021 – On February 11, 2021, FEMA issued a finding of no significant impact (FONSI). The environmental assessment (EA) for the project was prepared in accordance with Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented through guidelines from the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ; 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508). The purpose of the proposed project is to reduce the risk of flooding and to reduce flood damage within the Inwood Forest community of Houston, Texas.
A public notice was posted to both the Houston Chronicle and FEMA websites. The draft EA was made available for public comment for 30 days on FEMA’s website and upon request in hard or electronic copy from FEMA.
October 07, 2020 – The draft Environmental Assessment was submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for review. This environmental review is part of the federally mandated process consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended. FEMA will publish the draft Environmental Assessment on their website with noticing of a 30-day period for public comment.
August 10, 2020 – The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) approved the Harris County Flood Control’s application for the Section 404 Individual Permit for this project. This application is part of the federally mandated permitting process consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended. Public Notice No. SWG-2017-00335, HCFCD Project ID E521-04-00-E001 was published by the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on their website with appropriate public commenting period.
May 19, 2020 – Harris County Commissioners Court approved updates to project details in the 2018 Bond Program List. Update corrects precinct information, project title, and funding information to reflect consolidation of Bond ID C-59 with Bond ID C-60. Additionally, a $108,115 agreement amendment was authorized with an engineering firm for design, bidding, and construction phase engineering services for construction of this project.
February 4, 2020 - As part of the federally mandated permitting process, the Harris County Flood Control District submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) an application for a Section 404 Individual Permit for the Inwood Forest Stormwater Detention Basins Project consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended. Public Notice No. SWG-2017-00335, HCFCD Project ID E521-04-00-E001 has been published by the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on their website. Public comments are due to their office no later than 6 March 2020.
August 13, 2019 - Harris County Commissioners Court accepted a Preliminary Engineering Report in support of this project. Recommendation for authorization to accept a preliminary engineering report prepared by Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc., and proceed with design and construction of Unit E500-21-00 Inwood Forest stormwater detention basin in the White Oak Bayou Watershed in Precinct 1 (Map ID C-59, Project ID E500-21-00-E001).
August 2, 2019 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the City of Houston a grant to cover 75% of the cost for the Inwood Forest Stormwater Detention Project.
March 26, 2019 – Commissioners Court approved agreement with engineering firm to design entirety of the project.