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Will You Provide Input on Streets and Stormwater Manuals? City Staff Wants to Hear From YOU.

Originally published on August 8, 2023, by Rob Nanfelt the Executive Director for REBIC.

City Staff is seeking feedback on proposed revisions to two important manuals.  Details follow:

  • Charlotte Streets Manual - Staff is proposing amendments to clarify the intent and processes referenced in the UDO.  They include:
  • Stormwater Control Measure (SCM) Design Manual - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services is currently in the process of revising the BMP Design Manual, which will now be called the Stormwater Control Measure (SCM) Design Manual.  Please provide any feedback to Gurveer Uppal by the close of business on Friday, August 18th.

When and Why to Consider Underground Detention

Originally published on February 8, 2023, by Chris Strawn and Tom Jansen for NAIOP E-Newsletter.

Stormwater management considerations are a vital part of the site selection and development process – and can impact the long-term value of a property. In fact, the majority of land development projects over one acre require a stormwater management system so it’s important to understand the available options as well as their pros and cons.

Stormwater management is traditionally executed on the surface with a pond that controls how much water can be released typically at or below historic flow rates. One alternative is to create an underground detention system. It is most often used in developments where land availability, parcel limitations and land costs do not allow the development of surface stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs).

It’s important to consider when and why it is appropriate to implement underground vs. above-ground solutions to maximize the long-term real estate value of properties.

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