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Greenhaven / Pierson Storm Drainage Improvement Project

The Greenhaven Lane / Pierson Drive Storm Drainage Improvement Project (SDIP) is roughly bordered by Pierson Drive to the North and East, Albemarle Road to the South, and Independence Boulevard to the West.

A public meeting was held for the Greenhaven/Pierson Dr storm drainage improvement project on February 17, 2015 at Eastern Hills Baptist Church.  The public meeting was held to commence the real estate acquisition phase of the project.  The following people attended the meeting to present the project, collect feedback, and answer questions:

Doug Lozner, City of Charlotte, Watershed Area Manager
Harold Smith, City of Charlotte, Project Manager
Karl Dauber, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Project Manager
Michael Wilfong, Telics, Right of Way Agent

Only three property owners attended the meeting.  Therefore, no formal presentation was made, but instead the project team individually discussed the project plan and impacts to the individual property owners.

Estimated Cost: $2,100,000
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.

Greenhaven Pierson project area map 

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Greenhaven / Pierson SDIP through the phases listed below.

Planning Phase (June 2012 - December 2013)
During the planning phase, the existing conditions are assessed, beginning with the survey data collected. 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.

Design Phase (Started March 2014)
The engineering consultant works closely with Storm Water Services to develop the design. Personnel from the 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 (February 2015 – February 2016​)
During the permitting phase, the required water quality permits are obtained from Federal and State governments. Other permits such as permission to work within Charlotte Mecklenburg Utility rights-of-way will be obtained during this phase. The permitting ph​ase of a project may overlap other phases. Permitting phase typically lasts 3 - 9 months.

Property Easement/Acquisition (January 2015 – August 2015)
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 Real Estate phase typically lasts 10 – 14 months. 
Bid Phase (To Be Determined)
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 5 to 6 months.

Construction Phase (End By Spring 2018)
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 will be mailed to residents prior to construction. Construction involves earth work, concrete work, and other activities typically associated with a construction project.  Construction for this project can last from 6 to 12 months. 
Project Team:

City Project Manager

Doug Lozner, P.E.
Watershed Area Manager

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


Marc​h 2016  
Novem​ber 2015  
July​ 2015  ​
March 2​015  
Janua​ry 2015  
August 2014 
April 2014 
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
June 2013
February 2013
December 2012
October 2012
June 2012

Meeting Minutes

February 17, 2015  

Construction Plans​​​​


November 12,​ 2013

Selected Alternative Exhibit

January 10, 2013 

        Exhibit of Existing Conditions 
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