#01. Survey Phase
Start February 2014
During the survey phase, the streams are studied to learn about habitat and to measure erosion. Surveyors will complete land surveys and scientists will study the streams. The survey phase for this project will last through September 2014.
#02. Outreach Phase
Start May 2014
During the outreach phase, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services project team will meet with the public and stakeholders to introduce the project and answer questions. Project updates will be posted on this website for the general public. This phase will continue throughout the project and will overlap other phases. More project information was available at the Hummingbird Festival on August 20, 2016.
#03. Design Phase
Start September 2014
During the design phase, construction drawings for the project are developed. This involves designing the changes to the stream, laying out easements, and picking out which plants will be planted. The design phase of this project will last approximately through 2016.
#04. Property Easement/Acquisition
Start February 2015
CMSWS has hired Wildlands Realty to help with conservation easement acquisition on this project. Wildlands Realty will work with MCP&R and landowners to put land around the streams in conservation easements which will protect the streams. Temporary construction easements may be needed in areas to gain access to the streams. The construction phase will begin after conservation easements are acquired. The conservation easement acquisition phase of this project will last approximately 12 to 18 months.
#05. Permitting Phase
Start October 2015
During the permitting phase, the required permits are obtained from federal, state, and local government. The permitting phase of this project will last approximately 6 to 12 months. The permitting phase of a project may overlap other phases.
#06. Construction Phase
November 2017 to February 2019
Project construction will be supervised by Wildlands. Our contractors will try their best not to disturb park users or landowners. A postcard with key construction dates will be mailed to residents prior to construction. Planting will be completed by March 2019.
March 2019 to February 2024
The completed project will be monitored for five years after construction. During this time, scientists will survey, monitor vegetation, and take water quality samples.