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News at Brookhaven College

For Immediate Release

On Nov. 18, Richard McCrary, executive vice president and chief instructional officer; George Herring, vice president of business services; Doug Wallace, project manager with DMJM Management; and Eric Miller, representing the architects at SHW Group; attended the City of Farmers Branch City Council Meeting to request again site plan approval for the new Workforce and Continuing Education Building. At an earlier meeting, the City Council tabled our initial request because they had concerns about storm water run-off from the new building.

City staff met with our architect and program managers on Nov. 6 to resolve the issue. At that meeting, Brookhaven College agreed to re-grade the eastern side of the site to provide a larger storm water storage area. The revised drainage plan provides approximately 10,000 cubic feet of storm water storage on the site. In addition, the college also reduced the size of the outflow pipe on the northeastern border of the site. Together, these two modifications will reduce the storm water run-off from this site by 16 percent.

As a result of these changes, the council unanimously approved our request.

There also is one note for the future. Our program manager reports that at the planning session prior to the council meeting, the city planner and engineer advised that the council will be imposing additional storm water detention provisions on all future buildings that affect Farmers Branch creek. There is no immediate impact on us given that the Workforce and Continuing Education Building is the last of our three bond projects. However, it is something that will have to be factored into any future bond programs.




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