Escambia County and the City of Pensacola requests Letters of Interest from qualified firms for design and engineering services for the Hollice T. Williams Stormwater Park. Funding for design and permitting has been secured through the Escambia County RESTORE Direct Component allocation.
This project shall consist of stormwater treatment facilities that assist in area flooding abatement and provide additional treatment for the surrounding diverse neighborhoods. The stormwater park will create a beautiful attraction that can foster economic development. The project will help to reduce non-point sources of pollution by creating stormwater treatment facilities that will provide treatment and attenuation of stormwater runoff from Interstate 110 that currently does not take place.
The Hollice T. Williams Stormwater Park Project will seek to maximize pollutant removal efficiencies of new stormwater treatment facilities. Runoff for the southern elevated section of the interstate is currently conveyed to Pensacola Bay untreated through a conveyance system of structural inlets and underground piping with no opportunity for flood attenuation and treatment.
The combined phases of this project will provide approx. 10 acre-ft of treatment volume for runoff and provide assistance in detention and attenuation for storm events up to the 100 year/24 hour event, thereby providing direct environmental and economic benefit to the receiving areas downstream of the project site.
Innovative design strategies including incorporation of low impact design, underground stormwater facilities, etc. should be considered especially if such strategies lead to an increased ability to address the project objectives.