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Shillington Storm Drainage Improvement Project

The Shillington Storm Drainage Improvement Project will reduce flooding and erosion in the project area. The project area covers about 480 acres and includes the following neighborhoods: Olde Georgetown, Quail Hollow IV and Seven Eagles. The project is roughly north of Smithfield Church Road, south of Sharon Road, east of Park Road and west of Sharon Acres Road. The watershed extends south of Gleneagles Road to McMullen Creek and includes the western half of the Quail Hollow Country Club. The Charlotte City Council awarded the construction contract for the Shillington Place Storm Drainage Improvement Project to Ferebee Corporation (Ferebee) and a notice-to-proceed was issued on May 7, 2012. Construction was completed on July 18, 2014. Please note that efforts are taken to minimize disruption to nearby property owners and residents.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) and its contractor, the Ferebee Corporation (Ferebee) have completed construction of the Shillington Storm Drainage Improvement Project as of July 18, 2014.  Ferebee will address outstanding items identified to CMSWS by mailers sent to property owners over the next several weeks.  Some items, such as re-seeding, may not occur until later when favorable weather is forecast.

Project area map.

- Reduce structure and street flooding throughout the neighborhood.
- Address channel erosion problems within the project area.

Cost:  $6,400,000
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-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Shillington Project through the phases listed below. 

A general description and range of typical timeframes for project phases is given below.  Specific work is conducted during each phase while an emphasis is made on public involvement throughout the entire project.

Planning Phase (Completed July 2007)
During the planning phase, questionnaires and public meetings are used to obtain input from property owners.  The existing drainage system is evaluated to determine areas of flooding and erosion damage. Several improvement alternatives are developed and evaluated to determine the best solution.  A recommended alternative is presented to the public for comment at the end of the planning phase.  The planning phase of a project typically lasts 12 to 27 months. 

Design Phase (Completed Jun 2011)
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.  The design phase of a project typically lasts 21 to 34 months.

Permitting Phase (Completed August 2010)
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.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Completed February 2011)
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 9 to 12 months.

Bid Phase (Completed December 2011)
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 (Completed July 2014)
Throughout construction, efforts will be made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners.  Construction of proposed improvements will be supervised by City inspectors.  Notifications of key construction dates will be mailed to residents prior to construction.  Because of the project size, the construction phase for Shillington is estimated to last for 2 years.

Project Team

Adam Clapp
On-site Construction Inspector

Steve Canter
Construction Supervisor

Doug Lozner, P.E.
Watershed Area Manager

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


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Meeting Minutes

July 9, 2009
August 2, 2005
Improvements Exhibits​​​