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Magnolia/Kirkwood Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The Magnolia/Kirkwood Storm Drainage Improvement Project reduces house flooding along Kirkwood Avenue and street flooding on Tremont Avenue.  Phase IV, Sedgefield Park Detention, has been completed.
Phase IV
Phase V
  -  Phase IV  - Sedgefield Park Detention (Mecklenburg County Park and Rec serves as the project manager)

Cost:  $7,800,000
Please note that this figure includes all costs associated with all phases of the project such as planning and design, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, permits and landscaping.

Project area map.

The Charlotte Storm Water Services (CSWS) project team will manage the Magnolia/Kirkwood Project through the phases listed below, except for the construction phase.  Specific work is conducted during each phase while an emphasis is made on public involvement throughout the entire project.

Planning Phase (Completed October 2000)
City staff worked with W.K. Dickson to plan the improvements in the Magnolia/Kirkwood Area.  These plans were based on citizen calls to 704-336-RAIN and responses to the neighborhood questionnaire.  The consultant analyzed the problems and proposed solutions.  CSWS determined which areas needed repairs and had preliminarily sized the new systems.

Design Phase (Completed July 2003)
Detailed construction drawings and exhibits were finalized for every property affected by improvements.  During this phase, many details were addressed including the determination of specific pipe sizes and alignments, stream widths and lining types, inlet sizes and locations, utility relocations, tree removal and easement locations. 

Permitting Phase (Completed July 2003)
During the permitting phase, the required water quality and sediment and erosion control permits and certifications were obtained from Federal and State agencies.  According to Federal and State regulations, all of the small streams in the project area are considered wetlands.  Permit applications have been approved by the NC Division of Environment and Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Completed September 2004)
The City's real estate staff worked directly with affected citizens to acquire Permanent Storm Drainage Easements (PSDEs).  The City requested that affected property owners grant PSDEs to provide the City access to their property to perform needed improvements and future maintenance.  The project schedule for this phase depends almost entirely on the responsiveness of property owners.  Timely responses from citizens and donations of PSDEs expedited the repairs.  The bid phase will begin after all easements are acquired.

Bid Phase (Completed September 2003)
During the bid phase, the final plans were circulated to qualified contractors for a competitive bidding process.  By state law, the lowest responsible bidder is awarded the construction contract.
Construction Phase (Completed January 2005)
Construction of Phase IV is complete.

Project Team
Jennifer Barker, P.E.

City Project Manager

Doug Lozner, P.E.
Watershed Area Manager

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

Gary Stansbury
City Construction Manager