Chickahominy Riverfront Park

Living Shoreline Stabilization - April 2020


Scope of Work

This project involves the design and construction of shoreline stabilization through the establishment of living shorelines along the Chickahominy River and Gordon Creek. The project involves a living shoreline with breakwater and beach nourishment on the west side of the park along the Chickahominy River, and marsh creation and stabilization using coir logs and rock marsh sills on the north side along Gordon Creek. The project will also incorporate approximately 0.75 acres of riparian buffer enhancement and creation. Locations where bald cypress trees are present along the toe of existing banks will be preserved and expanded with marsh creation wherever feasible.

Schedule

  • Complete Engineering Design – July 2019
  • Bidding – Spring 2020
  • Initiate Construction – Sept. 2020
  • Project Completion – March 2021

Budget

  • Estimated Budget - $1,759,000
  • Stantec Consulting Services - $106,451
  • Contract payments and percent completed - $106,424.83 - 100%
  • Additional Services - $90,540

Milestones

  • Purchase Order issued for design work – Sept. 2018
  • Application submitted for James River Water Quality Improvement Funds – June 2018
  • Notification of Award of $781,900 for James River Water Quality Improvement Funds – Oct. 2018 
  • Engineering Kickoff Meeting Held – Sept. 30, 2018
  • Pre-application meeting held for wetlands permitting – Nov. 27, 2018
  • Wetlands Joint Permit Application submitted – May 7, 2019
  • Archaeology study completed and accepted – Sept. 5, 2019
  • Final Site Plan approval – Oct. 4, 2019
  • VMRC Permit received – Dec. 4, 2019
  • Army Corps of Engineers wetland permit received – Dec. 30, 2019
  • Project was bid on Feb. 26, 2020 with bid opening on April 15, 2020

Next Steps

  • Award contract for construction

Project Issues

  • VMRC wetland permit contains a “Time of Year Restrictions” that prohibits work in the water from Feb. 15 to Sept. 15 of any year. Therefore, project will be awarded and start around Sept. 1, 2020.

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Onsite Mass Sewage Treatment System for Aquatic Facility and Pavilion - May 2020


Scope of Work

The existing septic field is inadequate for the additional load created by a recently built splash pad and must be expanded. The septic field is being designed for up to 300 users per day appropriate for the occupancy of the pool, splash pad and pavilion combined.

Status of Project

The project plans are complete and approved. Additional utility location of existing unmarked/non-tracered legacy utilities are required and ongoing by James City County prior to construction. Because the past Phase I archaeological investigations indicated the site has potential for prehistoric and historic sites on the property, a Phase II investigation was completed by James River Institute with the conclusion that there are no significant finds within the project limits. Bids were let in December 2019 and opened January 21, 2020. Few bids were received and the totals were above the anticipated budget. James City County has chosen to re-bid the project in late Summer 2020 to have a chance to value engineer the proposed work and to remove timeline pressures from the project. 

 Schedule

  • Design Plans - 100% Complete
  • Bidding Phase - July 2020
  • Construction Phase - October 2020-November 2020

Budget

  • Construction Budget - $150K
  • Draper Aden Associates (design, CQA) - $52,035
  • Amount Invoiced and percent completed - $42,345 – 81%

Milestones

  • Archaeological Investigation Complete (site clear)
  • Design is complete as of December 2019

Next Steps

  • Bids due August 2020
  • Relocate conflicting utilities prior to construction
  • Obtain land disturbing permits
  • Commence and complete construction after pool closing September 1, 2020

Project Issues

  • Existing unmarked/non-tracered legacy utilities
  • Archaeologically sensitive site

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