Client: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services
Location: Charlotte, NC
Wildlands completed a stream and water quality enhancement project along Little Sugar Creek in Charlotte’s North Davidson (NoDa) Arts Neighborhood. The site design began in 2008 with a series of public meetings with the NoDa Neighborhood Association residents and business owners to solicit input and rank goals for the ecological and recreational site. The design phase included continued stakeholder coordination with the NoDa Neighborhood Association, adjacent Duke Power transmission right-of-way, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities (CMU) sewer, and private property owners. The project design was developed with budgeted funds in mind, and so several add-alternates were identified for bid purposes. The project includes 1,130 LF of stream restoration and a bioretention area to treat 0.9 acres of off-site drainage. A detailed flood study was performed to document no rise in the FEMA floodplain or the locally regulated Future Land Use floodplain. Wildlands assisted with construction observation, including checking habitat structure installation and reviewing contractor pay requests. Construction was completed in March 2012.