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Edgewater/Rosecrest Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The Edgewater SDIP is bounded by Emerywood Drive and Archdale Drive to the north, Norfolk Southern Railroad to the west, Brookdale Avenue to the south and Little Sugar Creek to the east. This project area is within a drainage area of approximately 485 acres and the improvements may include culvert replacements, pipe system upgrades and channel improvements.

Edgewater/Rosecrest Project Area Map


- Reduce flooding of South Boulevard and nearby residential streets and structures by upgrading underground pipe systems and roadway culverts.

- Reduce flooding and minimize erosion along the receiving stream by improving the channel cross-section and alignment.

Estimated Cost: To be determined (TBD)
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 Edgewater Project through the phases listed below.

Planning Phase (Began February 2012)
During the planning phase, the existing conditions are assessed, beginning with aerial and ground survey. After existing conditions are evaluated, a public meeting is held to check our findings against the experience of residents. Several improvement concepts (alternatives) are then developed and evaluated to determine the best solution. A recommended alternative is selected and used as a guide for the design, and this is shared with the residents in another public meeting.

In 2006, a previous study was conducted in coordination with the South Corridor Infrastructure Project. That study will be used to assist with the planning efforts for this project.

Design Phase (TBD)
The engineering consultant works closely with Storm Water Services to develop the design. Personnel from City of Charlotte, the engineering consultant, land surveyors, wetland specialists, and geotechnical engineers work in the area collecting information necessary to complete the design.

Permitting Phase (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 CMU rights-of-way will be obtained during this phase. The permitting phase of a project may overlap other phases. Permitting phase typically lasts 3-9 months.

Property Easement/Acquisition (TBD)
The City works with citizens and organizations to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs), Access Easements (AEs) and Temporary Construction Easements (TCEs). The City requests that SDEs, AEs, and TCEs be donated to provide the City access and certain rights to the affected properties to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance. The essential easements have been donated, but the City is still working with the property owners related to design specific issues.

Bid Phase (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 (TBD)
Throughout construction, efforts will be made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners. Construction of proposed improvements will be supervised by a City Inspector. Notifications of key construction dates and will be mailed to residents prior to construction. Construction involves earth work, concrete work, and other activities typically associated with a construction project.

Project Team: 

Gregory M. Cole, P.E.
Project Manager 

Amy Bice, E.I.
Watershed Area Manager

Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager


March 2014
November 2013
July 2013
March 2013
February 2013

Meeting Minutes

February 26, 2013 

        Exhibit – 2010 Aerial Map 
        Exhibit - Existing Conditions Modeled versus Citizen Reported Drainage Issues