NCTCOG proposes P3 for $50M Water Garden
Texas– Dallas has plans for a $50 million Water Garden along Riverfront Boulevard. The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) hired an engineering firm for the design phase of the project that will improve flood control, improve water quality, create public space and revitalize the area around the Old Trinity River channel.
This proposed public-private partnership (P3) will provide the public access to wetlands, other aquatic features and a boardwalk at the original site of the Trinity River, which was re-routed away from downtown Dallas. The Water Garden includes terraced wetlands to filter stormwater and natural wetlands will be restored adjacent to the river. Funding for the project will come from a voter-approved bond referendum, grants and private donations. The plan is to begin construction of the Water Garden next year.