As we kick off a new year, we wanted to provide some updates on the Northern Columbia Golf Course Stormwater Project!
In 2019, the project partners met with local neighborhood organizations, shared an online survey, distributed comment cards, and hosted a public open house to gather input and field questions. Many of the questions we received concern the known issues in the southern portion of the golf course. We have been and will continue to be monitoring the water levels in that area at least through 2021. Our hope is to gain a better understanding of how water moves both above and below ground. This data will then inform future analysis and design for that area of the course.
Right now, the project partners are working with engineers from SRF Consulting to finalize designs and prepare construction documents for this first phase of work in the northern portion of the golf course and Columbia Park. We anticipate the project will go out to bid for construction this spring. Construction may start as early as summer 2020 in Columbia Park and then extend into the golf course after the primary golf season, after Labor Day 2020. It’s likely the construction will extend into early 2021, and vegetation restoration work would happen in the spring of 2021.
Finally, we have an updated landscape plan to share with you. You can view it below, or here as a PDF.