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Hinsdale/Tinkerbell Storm Drainage Improvement Project


The Hinsdale/Tinkerbell SDIP is located south of South Park Mall off Sharon Road. It is roughly bordered by Sharon Road to the west; Heathstead Place and Stocktie Road to the south; McMullen Creek to the east; and Tinkerbell Lane, Markworth Avenue, and Champaign Street to the north. This project area is within a drainage area of approximately 240 acres and the improvements may include culvert replacements, pipe system upgrades and channel improvements.

Estimated Cost: $7,900,000
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.

Hinsdale/Tinkerbell Project Area Map 

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

Planning Phase (June 2012 - March 2014)
During the planning phase, the existing conditions were assessed, beginning with aerial and ground survey. After existing conditions were evaluated, a public meeting was held March 2013 to check our findings against the experience of residents. Several improvement concepts (alternatives) were then developed and evaluated to determine the best solution. A recommended alternative was selected to use as a guide for the design, and this was shared with the residents at the public meeting held December 5th, 2013.  Links to a summary of the meeting along with the exhibits presented are at the bottom of this page.​

Design Phase (Started April 2014)
The engineering consultant works closely with Storm Water Services to develop the design. Personnel from City of Charlotte, the engineering consultant, land surveyors, wetland specialists, and geotechnical engineers work in the area collecting information necessary to complete the design.

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 CMU rights-of-way will be obtained during this phase. The permitting phase of a project may overlap other phases. Permitting phase typically lasts 3-9 months.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Time Frame TBD)
The City works with citizens and organizations to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs), Access Easements (AEs) and Temporary Construction Easements (TCEs). The City requests that SDEs, AEs, and TCEs be donated to provide the City access and certain rights to the affected properties to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance. The essential easements have been donated, but the City is still working with the property owners related to design specific issues.

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 (End by Fall 2020)
Throughout construction, efforts will be made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners. Construction of proposed improvements will be supervised by a City Inspector. Notifications of key construction dates and will be mailed to residents prior to construction. Construction involves earth work, concrete work, and other activities typically associated with a construction project.  The construction phase of this project can last up to 2 years. ​

Project Team: 

John Keene, P.E.  
City Project Manager

Amy Bice, E.I. 
Watershed Area Manager

Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager


June 2016​  
August ​2015  
Ap​ril 2015    
December 2014  
August 2014 
April 2014 
December 2013
November 2013
August 2013
April 2013
March 2013
October 2012
June 2012

Meeting Minutes

December 5, 2013

Exhibit 1

Exhibit 2-4

March 28, 2013 

Exhibit EC-8