Near South

Near South

The Near South project area is broken into two separate areas: Morrill / Ann and Champion / Roberts. Construction for these areas is slated to begin in 2026.

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Green Infrastructure Design
Green infrastructure design has been on hold since late 2018 to allow sanitary sewer work to happen before green infrastructure (like rain gardens, pervious pavement, bioswales) is built in Near South. There are two sub-areas in the Near South Blueprint project area: Morrill/Ann and Champion/Roberts.  Before being put on hold, both areas had completed storm sewer surveys as well as field data acquisition. Plans are to resume design in the third quarter of 2022.

Gray Infrastructure Work: Unique to Near South
Most Blueprint work includes some storm sewer upgrades along with green infrastructure installations. Near South, however, includes three sanitary sewer fixes within the Blueprint project. In order for the pieces of our project to work together, the sanitary sewer upgrades will occur first, followed by the green infrastructure work to begin in 2023. 


When Can Residents Get Involved? 

  • Public input on Green Infrastructure Design Proposals begins first
    quarter 2023 (continues through Q1 2025)
  • Public meetings/active outreach in Q1 2023; Summer 2024; Q1 2025

Near South Project Schedule

Phase 1

Surveying: 2017

Surveyors are in the neighborhood to document water flow patterns, topography, existing utilities, and other residential infrastructure, such as downspouts.

Phase 2

Green Infrastructure Design: 2022-2025

The engineering team identifies the types and locations of green infrastructure that will meet the needs of the neighborhood. During the design phase, we seek resident feedback through surveys, public meetings, and field visits.

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Phase 3

Shovels in the Ground: 2026

Construction of green infrastructure involves work in the public right-of-way and street. All neighborhood residents will be notified of anticipated impacts, and Blueprint will send out weekly construction updates to keep everyone informed of the schedule and activities.

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Green Infrastructure Construction: 2026

Rain gardens and porous pavement sites are installed. During this time other city infrastructure work may occur, such as waterline upgrades or sidewalk installations.

Lateral Lining and Roofwater Redirection: 2027-2028

Individual homes are assessed for lateral lining and roofwater redirection. These home improvements prevent stormwater from entering the sanitary sewer lines by getting that water away from your home and out to the street, so it can drain to the storm sewer system

Project Milestones & Events

Preliminary Design Meeting


Meeting Recap

Detailed Design Meeting


Meeting Recap

Final Design


Meeting Details

Pre-Construction Meeting


Meeting Details

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