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Kenilworth/Romany Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The Kenilworth/Romany Storm Drainage Improvement Project is currently in the Design Phase.  The project area encompasses approximately 233 acres as shown below, and is roughly bordered by East Boulevard to the southwest, Euclid Avenue to the northwest, Berkeley Avenue and East Morehead Street to the northeast, and upper Little Sugar Creek to the southeast. This project also includes part of the Carolina Medical Center campus.

Storm Water Services has a standard questionnaire for property owners to provide their input and concerns. This information is being utilized during the design phase to provide solutions to current drainage issues. If you are experiencing drainage issues on your property that have not been reported in the previous questionnaire(s) please take the time to complete a questionnaire.  It is the intent of this project to reduce flooding of streets, properties and structures along the main system corridor when it is constructed.

Please check back periodically for informational updates.

Objectives:
-Reduce structure and street flooding within the project area.
-Address any channel capacity and erosion problems within the project area.

Cost:  $12,500,000
Please note that this figure will include all costs associated with this project such as planning and design, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, necessary permitting and landscaping.

Kenilworth/Romany CIP Map 

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage Kenilworth/Romany Storm Drainage Improvement 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.  Public meetings will be held throughout the project with the affected property owners to present the planning and design information and receive input.

Planning Phase (June 2011 - February 2013)
During the planning phase, public meetings are used to obtain input from property owners. 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. The planning phase of a project typically lasts 12 to 27 months.

Design Phase (Started April 2013)
During the design phase, construction drawings are developed for the alternative selected during the planning phase. Many details must be addressed including the determination of channel widths and lining types, 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 may also be obtained during this phase if necessary. The permitting phase of a project typically lasts 3 to 9 months; however, it may overlap other phases.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Time frame TBD)
The City's real estate staff works with citizens and businesses to acquire either Conservation Easements or Storm Drainage Easements. In addition, temporary construction easements may also be needed to access work areas. The City requests that easements be donated to provide access to your property to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance. 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 (End by Spring 2020)
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 will be mailed to residents prior to construction.  The construction phase of this project can last up to 2 years.​

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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