Changing the stream path to a more natural design
Stabilizing eroded creek banks
Restoring the floodplain to its natural state and function
Enhancing water quality
- Improve habitat for aquatic life and improve stream conditions utilizing stabilization and restoration techniques.
Cost: 1.9 million
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.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Glassy Creek Stream Restoration Project through the phases listed below. A general description and range of typical timeframes for project phases has been given. Specific work is conducted during each phase while an emphasis is made on public involvement throughout the entire project.
Planning Phase (January 2010 to December 2010)
The planning phase of a project typically lasts 12 to 27 months. This phase lasted 12 months.
Design Phase (November 2010 to August 2012)
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 restoration levels, inlet sizes and locations, utility relocations, and easement locations. The design phase of a project typically lasts 21 to 34 months. This phase lasted 20 months.
Permitting Phase (Completed)
During the permitting phase, the required water quality permits were obtained from Federal and State governments. The permitting phase of a project typically lasts 3 to 9 months. The permitting phase of a project may overlap other phases.
Property Easement/Acquisition (TBD)
The City's real estate staff works with citizens and businesses to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs) and Conservation Easements (CEs). The City has acquired all SDEs and CEs needed to provide access to properties to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance. In addition to SDEs, temporary construction easements were needed to access work areas. City Real Estate Staff are currently working with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to accommodate their specific needs and when this process is complete bid phase will begin.
Bid Phase (Time frame TBD)
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 (Time frame TBD)
Throughout construction, efforts will be made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners. Construction of proposed improvements will be supervised by City inspectors. Notifications of key construction dates and will be mailed to residents prior to construction. Because projects vary in size, the typical construction phase of a project can last from 3 months to over 2 years.
Danee McGee, P.E., C.F.M.
City Project Manager
Doug Lozner, P.E.
Watershed Area Manager
Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager