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Stonebridge Pond Enhancement
Stonebridge Pond is an existing in-line wet pond within an unnamed tributary to Briar Creek. The watershed draining into the pond consists of over 400 acres of commercial and residential development, with the majority of the watershed containing single family residences.  The Stonebridge Pond Enhancement Project will enhance water quality to downstream waters by repairing and stabilizing the dam and embankment and dredging sediment that has accumulated in the pond.  The project is currently in the Design Phase.

Objectives:
- Provide water quality benefits by rehabilitating an existing, degraded pond.
- Provide an urban storm water BMP.
 Stonebridge Pond Project Map

Cost:  $800,000
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.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Stonebridge Pond Rehabilitation Project through the phases listed below.  Specific work is conducted during each phase while an emphasis is made on public involvement throughout the entire project.

Planning Phase (Completed June 2008)
During the planning phase of the Andover Storm Drainage Project, questionnaires and public meetings were used to obtain input from property owners.  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 November 2010)
Detailed construction drawings were prepared for the projects.  Numerous details were finalized, including embankment repair and stabilization, disposal processes, outlet sizes, utility relocations, and landscape changes.

Permitting Phase (Completed September 2010)
During the permitting phase, the required water quality permits were obtained from Federal and State governments.  Other permits such as permission to work within CMU and rights-of-way and Floodplain encroachment areas were obtained during this phase.  The permitting phase of the project overlapped other phases.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Completed January 2009)
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 the pond to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance. 

In addition to SDEs, temporary construction easements were obtained to access work areas.  The easement acquisition phase of a project typically lasts 8 to 12 months.

Bid Phase (Completed March 2011)
During the bid phase, the final plans were 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 (Completed August 2011)
Throughout construction, efforts are made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners. Construction began in April and is anticipated to last several months. The proposed improvements are supervised by City inspectors. Notifications of key construction dates 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.

Project Team
 

Kate Labadorf, P.E.
City Project Manager
704-336-3653

Brad Loveland
City Construction Inspector
704-517-2012
 
Gary Stansbury
City Construction Manager
704-336-2667

Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager
704-336-6183