thumb_88ff370a787558cWork is beginning on the project to improve the Kimberling City Shopping Center parking lot.

The process will inconvenience tenants and frequent users, but the end result will enhance the area and benefit everyone, according to Gopala Borchelt of Table Rock Lake Water Quality…

The non-profit group is offering a DNR cost-share grant to assist the shopping center owners with the project. The parking lot will be excavated and re-finished with permeable pavers that look like cobblestone.

Borchelt says the project will demonstrate how existing, worn-out parking areas can be retrofitted to capture and filter stormwater. The plan includes vegetated areas that will help direct the flow of traffic.