FLOWER MOUND -- Crews in Flower Mound are well on their way to create a massive $16 million development anchored by a body of water that doesn't exist yet.
They are currently working to divert water from three surrounding ponds to form the modest river. The goal is to create a "river walk."
“It’s very difficult. It takes some trenching, some building of some wells, in order to infiltrate restoring and retaining the water in that particular location,” explained Alvin Jackson with Centurion American, the lead developer on the project.
Flower Mound voters approved the multi-million dollar project through the creation of a Public Improvement District back in November. The creation of a PID allows the developer to levy assessments on the river walk property, and revenue generated would go to future economic development.
The hope is that a water feature will attract business.
“Water features bring things to life. You can even look in downtown Fort Worth and what it’s done to the downtown Fort Worth district," said Jackson.
The mixed-use development will include restaurants, shops and housing along the waterway.
It's a massive, ambitious project happening all at once.
Jackson predicts the water feature will be complete by October. They plan to release a list of stores and restaurants by mid-summer.
For more information on the project go here.