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Foxcroft/Ferncliff Storm Drainage Improvement Project

The Foxcroft / Ferncliff Storm Drainage Improvement Project includes improvements to 3 drainage systems near Sharon Road.  Streets affected include Foxcroft / Ferncliff and throughout the Forest Drive East Area.  The project is complete.

Cost:  $4,600,000
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 Storm Water Services (CSWS) project team will manage the Foxcroft/Ferncliff Project through the phases listed below.  Specific work is conducted during each phase while an emphasis is made on public involvement throughout the entire project.

Foxcroft/Ferncliff Map


Planning Phase (Completed June 2000)
City staff worked with Camp, Dresser & McKee (CDM) to plan improvements within the project limits.  The plans were based on citizen requests to 704-336-RAIN, known street flooding, and results of the storm event modeling.

CDM analyzed several proposed alternative solutions from which City Storm Water determined the final alternative for the project.  A public meeting was held on March 24, 1998 to present the findings of the planning study to the neighborhood and to gather citizen input.

Design Phase (Completed July 2003)
During the design phase, construction drawings for the alternative selected during the planning phase are developed.  Many details must be addressed including the determination of specific pipe sizes and alignments, channel widths and lining types, inlet sizes and locations, utility relocations, and easement locations. 

A public meeting was held on October 3, 2002 to present the construction plans to the neighborhood and to assist in starting the property easement/acquisition phase of the project.  The public meeting was held at Providence United Methodist Church from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

Permitting Phase (Completed April 2003)
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 will be obtained during this phase.  The permitting phase of a project typically lasts 3 to 9 months.  The permitting phase of a project may overlap other phases.  All required project permits have been obtained.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Completed July 2003)
The City's real estate staff works with citizens and businesses to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs).  The City requests that SDEs be donated to provide access to your property to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance.  In addition to SDEs, temporary construction easements may be needed to access work areas.  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 (Completed November 2003)
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.

Construction Phase (Completed March 2005)
Construction is  complete.

Project Team  

Doug Lozner, P.E.
City Project Manager/Watershed Area Manager

Gary Stansbury
City Construction Manager

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