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Stream restoration in the Walhalla Ravine helps to preserve one of the city’s natural resources and helps to improve water quality by reducing Total Suspended Solids (TSS), which include sediment and various pollutants, from entering the stream due to bank erosion. By restoring banks on Walhalla Ravine, sediment is prevented from entering the Olentangy River downstream. By doing this stream restoration, the Blueprint project saves over $25 million and requires less green infrastructure to be built throughout the Clintonville 3 Blueprint project area.
Currently, the design team is working to produce a final plan, which incorporates feedback from our last public meeting on October 11, 2023. The City’s real estate team has also begun working with the seven impacted properties regarding easements. There will be a final design meeting on February 28, 2024, at the Whetstone Community Center auditorium at 3923 N High St.
8 permanent cross sections of the Walhalla Ravine were studied from June 2018 to October 2020. Results of this study indicated that Reach 1 and Reach 2 experienced the highest bank erosion rates, and the restoration of these sections would help Blueprint meet its TSS reduction goal. More information can be found here
After the Walhalla Ravine Study, Stantec developed preliminary plans for the Walhalla Ravine, which were communicated to impacted residents, FLOW, and FOTR. Input from residents, stakeholders, and other city departments further shaped these plans as the team developed the preferred design. This revised detailed design was presented to the community on October 11, 2023. Stantec continues to incorporate feedback into this design as they make their way to final design.Learn More
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.Learn More
There are currently 11 trees slated for removal: ten 18” DBH trees and one 48” DBH tree.
At this time, closing the road is not on the table.
The guardrail is necessary to uphold City and state standards for pedestrian and vehicle safety.
The ravine was studied with a comprehensive approach, and this is the section in most need of bank stabilization and stream restoration; restoring this stretch of the ravine aligns with Blueprint project goals.