The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) held a public hearing regarding wetland fill and mitigations for a planned 1,300 acre project that includes extending Creosote Road from West of the Premium Outlets to Canal Road. A 30-day public notice was published June 2nd and a public hearing was conducted July 25th.
Per the public notice, USACE had determined that the development would not not impact threatened or endangered species or cultural or historic resources in the permit area but they still sought feedback from the federal and state officials and the general public. Of significant general concern at the hearing was the impact to the Turkey Creek Watershed and the Forest Heights and North Gulfport neighborhoods that are known to flood during heaving rains and high water events.
- Army Corps of Engineers Public Notice SAM-2015-00573-PAH
- 2011: The Community’s Plan for the Turkey Creek and North Gulfport Neightborhoods