Project:   Walnut Drive Stormwater Improvement Project  *** CURRENTLY ON HOLD***

Description:  Walnut Drive is a residential street of roughly one acre of impervious area.  The project intends to improve the overall stormwater drainage system by capturing runoff and detaining it under the road surface.  Permeable pavers will be used the entire length of Walnut Drive and in the intersection of Walnut Drive and Abbott Martin Road.  Construction of on-street parking areas in the right-of-way will expand surface area for drainage.  Intentional care has been taken to minimize utility conflicts and to preserve existing trees, mailboxes, and other improvements along existing right-of-way.

Final Draft Set of Plans: Walnut Drive Stormwater Improvement Plan Set

FULL BID PACKAGE with FINAL PLAN SET: Walnut Drive Stormwater Improvement



 (updated as of 3/22/2024)

the City is evaluating options for redesign of the project an may rebid at a future date
under current conditions, the cost of construction makes the project infeasible to complete


Award for Construction is currently DELAYED

Belle Meade Board of Commissioners rejected the sole bid proposal received and did not award a contract for construction
at their regular monthly meeting on February 21, 2024

Deadline for Proposals and all Bid Proposals will be opened at Belle Meade City Hall on February 1, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

Revised Final Design and Bid Package posted on the City of Belle Meade website as of January 05, 2024

Final Design delivered to the City of Belle Meade
Friday, December 8, 2023
Click here to view the Plan Sheets for the Walnut Drive Stormwater Improvements

Walnut Drive Community Meeting
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at Belle Meade City Hall

At this meeting, the City’s Consulting Engineers presented conceptual design plans (also referred to as 30% plans) for review and comment; also provided renderings of the final improvements and discussed the PaveDrain product being recommended for the permeable pavers on this project



January 11, 2023 a preliminary design discussion was held with city staff, engineers from CEC and some residents of Walnut Drive meeting together to discuss drainage concerns and experiences, including the development of a sinkhole in the Walnut Drive subdivision.

Late 2022 Civil Engineers studied Lillywood Drive to gather information and delineate watersheds to determine the impact of drainage from Lillywood onto Walnut Drive.  It was determined that Lillywood Drive makes up about 1% of the area that drains to the low point of Walnut Drive.  Engineers recommended it would be more beneficial to focus the stormwater improvements along Walnut Drive and suggested consideration of whether a raingarden or other more natural enhancement, such as lot-line swales, could be considered by residents to help divert some additional yard runoff along Lillywood.

Survey and Field Work Conducted in Summer and Fall 2022