Parkland, Florida


KEITH was retained to provide a full-range of engineering services in order to develop a comprehensive Citywide Stormwater Master Plan for the City of Parkland. The SWMP involves input from the public, City Officials, and City staff. KEITH is evaluating the existing stormwater system, updating the GIS database, and evaluating future developments and required improvements. KEITH is responsible for developing an "Existing Conditions Model" and "Proposed Conditions Model" using the public domain United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) for the Ranches area (652-acres), the Hendrix Farms Area (596-acres), and Pine Tree area (1,987-acres) covering a total of approximately 3,235 acres. The Final SWMP will recommend policies, strategies, and a prioritized and phased stormwater improvement program for current and future stormwater infrastructure needs. The SWMP will include projected costs alternative funding mechanisms for each phase; review of existing permits for the water management districts that serve the City, as well as Broward County, South Florida Water Management District, North Springs Improvement District, and Pinetree Water Control District.

The City of Parkland presents a unique and challenging master planning process, with its large estate lots, newer single-family home developments, the on-going development of the annexed “Wedge”, possible future annexation of the Hendrix property (currently a working farm) and the limited commercial development, much of which occurred on prior agricultural land. KEITH will build upon the foundation of information by carefully taking into account past studies and models, data, permit conditions, and recently completed and ongoing projects and initiatives. The comprehensive master plan will establish a policy framework, integrate resiliency, conduct vulnerability analysis, and provide a prioritized improvement program that ensures the integrity of the City’s future is protected for the generations to come.