proHNS recently finished the Phase I design for this project that will replace the road base, pavement, underground water and sewer utilities, and drainage structures on Calhoun Avenue between Gold Creek Bridge and West Seventh Street. New curb, gutter, and sidewalk will also be constructed. Phase I involved an extended public process, with proHNS team members contacting each affected residence and meeting with homeowners to discuss issues with water and sewer services, drainage on private properties and in the roadway, parking habits, roof drain locations, and other important design information. When the preliminary design was released at a public meeting, some residents were upset the design did not include their desired improvements. After the CBJ Planning Commission rejected the design due to the outcry, proHNS assembled a matrix of public comments broken down into five primary areas of concern with corresponding potential solutions. With a third-party moderator on board, they held an additional public meeting to present the matrix, answer questions, and solicit additional ideas or input. The final design was subsequently approved by both the Planning Commission and Assembly.
proHNS is currently providing contract administration and inspection services for Phase I’s construction, which began July 2022. We are also designing Phase II, which will involve similar improvements to Calhoun between West Seventh Street and Main Street.