The Florida Department of Transportation will be installing a new exfiltration system on Lake Ivanhoe as part of the ongoing I-4 Ultimate project, as part of a commitment to not build any new stormwater ponds in College Park.
An exfiltration system collects stormwater runoff and filters the water through a series of bedding, pipes and under-drainage. In order to build the system however, a number of trees need to be removed from the available right-of-way. Trees cannot be replanted nearby as they will impact the performance and design of the system’s infrastructure over time with their roots, but FDOT promises to spend an adequate amount of money to ensure that the area will be aesthetically pleasing.
Most of the nearby trees on the Ivanhoe Village side of the interstate have already been cleared.
Nearby residents are banding together to try to change the plan for the corner lot with a “Save Our Trees” campaign as seen on this sign in the photo below.
Bungalower has written about the promised $28 M landscaping plan previously, HERE.