Reach 8 Planning Grant Update

March 1, 2016

Total awarded: $201,000

Date Awarded: 03/01/2015

Completion Date: May 2017

Where we are: Outreach and initial landowner meetings started in Reach 8 in October 2015. ICON Engineering, Inc. was selected as the primary contractor for this work in December 2015, and work has been ongoing since that time to survey, map, and analyze the area. The design team has worked closely with landowners and their input has driven all design decisions. The consultants and CCCWP staff met with landowners and completed 30% designs in October 2016. The planning grant was closed out in may 2017 and CCCWP is applying for funds in order to implement these designs.

Where: “Reach 8,” roughly the 1 mile section located between the intersection of Highway 72 and Twin Spruce Road to above the fire station.CCCWP received a Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The objectives of this Planning Grant are to evaluate the specific flood, geomorphic, ecological, structural and human risk within Reach 8, as well as contributing drainage ways and infrastructure within the reach, and provide a preliminary design plan for the restoration of this reach.  This plan and proposed budget will be used to secure funding for the final design and construction work needed to complete the restoration work in this reach.

Background:  The 1.1 mile section described as Reach 8 is located roughly between the intersection of SH72 and Twin Spruce Road and the intersection of SH72 and Crescent Park. The objectives of this Planning Grant are to evaluate the specific flood, geomorphic, ecological, structural and human risk within Reach 8, as well as contributing drainage ways and infrastructure within the reach, and provide a preliminary design plan for the restoration of this reach.  During development of the plan, the CCCWP and a Watershed Coordinator will engage in a public outreach campaign where every land owner and responsible party within the corridor is identified and contacted. CCCWP staff continue to engage the non-profit, civil, governmental and political groups and individuals who have played and will continue to play a part in carrying out the implementation of the restoration plan for the corridor. Deliverables will include a design plan equivalent to a preliminary engineering design for restoration of the watershed in Reach 8, including tie-ins to adjacent partner projects upstream and downstream of this reach as well as a proposed budget for the final design and construction work needed to complete the restoration plan in this reach.

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