Outlet Mall of Georgia is an 170 acre, open air retail center with over 550,000 square feet of stores and restaurants. It is located at the SW Quadrant of I-95 and Pooler Parkway in Pooler, Georgia, on the outskirts of Savannah. It will have four anchors, food court, restaurants and a wide variety of stores. Grand Opening occured April 2015.
A major challenge for this site was the flood zone and floodway of the adjacent Pipemakers Canal which encumbered 104 acres of the site. ETM designed the required stormwater ponds to also act as storage and conveyance for Pipemakers Canal during large storm events. The dual use of the stormwater ponds did not substantially increase the size of the ponds from baseline treatment/attenuation requirements. This was accomplished by detailed floodplain modeling and the design of multiple hydraulic connections between the site’s stormwater system and Pipemakers Canal. This allowed the developer to utilize all 104 acres of land originally encumbered by floodplain.