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Hill Street Storm Drainage Improvement Project

​The Hill Street Storm Drainage Improvement Project will improve the storm drainage infrastructure in order to reduce flooding of streets, properties and structures.  Channels may also be stabilized and/or restored in order to provide a more natural, stable stream system throughout the area.  


- Reduce structure and street flooding throughout the neighborhood.
- Address channel erosion problems within the project area.

Cost:  To Be Determined
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.
 Hill Street Project Area Map

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Hill Street Project through the phases listed below.

A general description and range of typical timeframes for project phases is given below.  Specific work is conducted during each phase while an emphasis is made on public involvement throughout the entire project.

Planning Phase (May 2011-November 2015​)
Dewberry Engineering is currently working on the planning phase. We have reviewed the City Design Standard Report and are working on the Alternatives for Design. Several improvement alternatives are developed and evaluated to determine the best solution. A recommended alternative is presented to the public for comment at the end of the planning phase. During the planning phase, questionnaires and public meetings are used to obtain input from property owners. 

Design Phase (Start ​February 2016​)
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.

Permitting Phase (Time frame TBD)
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.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Time frame TBD)
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.

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 5 to 6 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.  
The construction phase of this project can last up to 2 years.​

Project Team

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


June​ 2016  
October ​2015   
June 20​15  
April ​2015  
December ​2014  
August 2014  
April 2014  
December 2013  
August 2013   
April 2013   
February 2013   
November 2012  
July 2012  
April 2012

Meeting Minutes

May 12, 2015

​​Meeting Minutes  

Meeting D​ocument  

March 12, 2013 

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