Aliana is a 2,043-acre master planned community located in Fort Bend County, one of the fastest growing counties in Texas. The upscale community features abundant parks and green space, amenity lakes for drainage and recreation, hike and bike trails, and two recreation centers.
Engaged in 2010 by Aliana Development Company (ADC), LJA has been instrumental in laying the foundations for critical infrastructure. We have imparted key consultation to ADC from the beginning, including ongoing coordination with city, county, and TxDOT representatives throughout the design and construction processes. We worked with the developer, Aliana Development Company, to bring their vision to life… from utility and roadway master planning, to traffic impact analyses, and design and construction administration for the major thoroughfares and collector roads winding throughout the neighborhood.
A master drainage plan was prepared by LJA, which created a system of interconnected amenity/detention lakes to mitigate the increased level of development in the watershed, thereby reducing the potential for flooding in the community.
One of the many features within Aliana is the amenity lakes, which serve as a central recreational hub within the community. These dual-purpose lakes with unique water features present opportunities for relaxation, while providing critical drainage/detention basins that assist with flood control. LJA worked hand-in-hand with the environmental consultant to incorporate aquatic wetland shelves into the lake to meet permitting requirements. These wetland shelves improve the quality of stormwater discharged into the amenity lakes. LJA also devised a water re-use plan utilizing treated effluent from the community’s wastewater treatment plant to maintain water levels in the lake system. The use of treated effluent has reduced the community’s reliance on potable water and has maintained consistent water levels in the lakes, ultimately preserving the aquatic shelves.
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