The Sunnyvale/Chandworth Project is roughly bounded by Sharon Road to the South and East, by Sulkirk Road to the North and Ramblewood Lane to the West and is in the Little Sugar Creek watershed. This project is within a drainage area of approximately 640 acres and the improvements may include culvert replacements, pipe system upgrades and channel improvements. This project is being broken into several smaller projects, Lilly Mill and Chandworth.
Lilly Mill Project
- 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.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Sunnyvale/Chandworth 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 (January 2010 - January 2012)
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 (Time frame TBD)
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 4 to 5 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 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.
City Project Coordinator
July 2010 Questionnaire
May 8, 2013
Map A - Sunnyvale/Tattersall
Map B - Lilly Mill
Map C - Cypress Club/Chandworth
Map D - Riverbend/Glenfall
Map E - Severn
Overall Map - Phasing
November 14, 2011