Client: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services
Location: Huntersville, NC
Torrence Creek at Huntersville Business Park is an urban stream and water quality enhancement project in Huntersville, NC. The project began with a feasibility study to evaluate alternatives and has included assessment, design, permitting, hydraulic modeling and bid phase assistance. Reach 1 of the project is tightly constrained and was enhanced within the existing channel. A landscaped look was planned for this higher profile reach. Reach 2 flows through a wooded wetland area that allowed for a meandering restoration approach. Hydraulic modeling was used to design the channel to achieve a no rise condition. Stakeholders included commercial property managers in The Park, Town of Huntersville, and the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund. Construction was completed in June 2013 and floodplain planting was completed in February 2014.