The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Lake Point Pond Project through the phases listed below. Specific work is conducted during each phase with an emphasis is made on public involvement throughout the entire project.
Planning Phase (Completed August 2009)
During the planning phase of the Lake Point Pond Project, CMSWS worked with the property owners to obtain their input. Several improvement alternatives were developed and evaluated to determine the best solution. A recommended alternative was selected and used as a guide for the design.
Design Phase (Completed March 2011)
Detailed construction drawings are prepared for the projects. Numerous details will be finalized, including the spillway, the repair/stabilization of the embankment, potential utility relocations, and potential landscape changes.
Permitting Phase (Completed March 2011)
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 and rights-of-way areas will be obtained during this phase. The permitting phase of a project may overlap other phases.
Property Easement/Acquisition (Completed January 2010)
The City's real estate staff worked with citizens to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs). The City requested 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 are needed to access work areas. The easement acquisition phase of a project typically lasts 8 to 12 months.
Bid Phase (Completed August 2011)
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 (Complete March 2012)
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 1 year.
City Project Manager
Amy Bice, E.I.
Watershed Area Manager
Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager