The Resilience Project Design Committee (RDRC) is hosting a virtual public meeting to review the "60% design" for the Lakeview City Park Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)-funded construction project.

via nola.gov

The RDRC, which is comprised of representatives from the Office of Resilience & Sustainability, the Department of Public Works, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, Parks & Parkways and Capital Projects, is charged with reviewing proposed resilience projects at key milestones during the design process to ensure both coordination and the long-term success of the project.

The $18 million Lakeview City Park HMGP project will alleviate flooding in the adjacent neighborhoods by enhancing existing lagoons in City Park to store stormwater and relieve pressure on the “gray” drainage system of pumps and pipes.

Stormwater will be diverted from the drainage system along Robert E. Lee Boulevard into a natural filtration zone in City Park, allowing sediment and runoff to be captured before stormwater is released to the City Park lagoons. The project will be constructed in the lagoons of City Park north of Interstate-610 to Robert E. Lee Boulevard.

While the construction will occur in City Park, the neighborhood of Lakeview will also benefit from reduced flooding during intense rain events. When complete, the project will store up to 49 million gallons of stormwater. Design is now under way with construction anticipated to begin before the end of 2021.