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City View Stream Restoration

The City View Stream Restoration Project will restore two sections of a badly eroded stream bank.  Possible culvert replacements will reduce flooding of roadways.  The project limits of the stream restoration effort have been expanded beyond those identified in the past.  The project limits will be expanded to include the entire length of open channel from near East Independence Boulevard downstream to the junction of Campbell Creek near East Harris Boulevard.

Objectives:
- Address street flooding within the project area.
- Address channel erosion problems within the project area.

Cost:  $ 3,600,000
Please note that this figure includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, permits and landscaping.

 City View project area map.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the City View Project through the phases listed below.  Specific work is conducted during each phase while an emphasis is made on public involvement throughout the entire project.

Planning Phase (Completed)
City Staff is working with W.K. Dickson to identify, evaluate, and recommend improvements to stabilize the creek throughout the City View neighborhood.  Storm Water Services is negotiating the scope, fees and schedule with W.K. Dickson to finish the planning phase for this project. 

Design Phase (Completed)
During the design phase, construction drawings for the alternative selected during the planning phase are developed.  Many details must be addressed including the determination of specific pipe sizes and alignments, channel widths and lining types, inlet sizes and locations, utility relocations, and easement locations.  The design phase of a project typically lasts 21 to 34 months.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Completed September 2011)
The City's real estate staff works with citizens and businesses to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs).  The City requests that SDEs be donated to provide access to your property to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance.  In addition to SDEs, temporary construction easements may be needed to access work areas.  The bid phase will begin after all easements are acquired.  The easement acquisition phase of a project typically lasts 8 to 12 months.

Permitting Phase (Complete)
During the permitting phase, the required water quality permits are obtained from Federal and State governments.  Other permits such as permission to work within railroad and NCDOT rights-of-way will be obtained during this phase.  The permitting phase of a project typically lasts 3 to 9 months.  The permitting phase of a project may overlap other phases.

Bid Phase (Completed July 2013)
During the bid phase, the final plans will be circulated to qualified contractors for a competitive bidding process.  By state law, the lowest responsible bidder is awarded the construction contract.  The bid phase of a project typically lasts 4 to 5 months.

Construction Phase (October 2013)
Throughout construction, efforts will be made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners.  Construction of proposed improvements will be supervised by City inspectors.  The construction phase is anticipated to last until October 2014 with the exception project plantings that may occur through early 2015.  The warranty of the construction work lasts one year, so incidental repairs may be done during that period.

Project Team

Chad Nussman
City Project Manager
704-336-5676

Amy Bice, E.I.
Watershed Area Manager
704-432-0965

Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager
704-336-6183

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