proHNS designed Phase I of this project that replaced 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 were also 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.
During the 2022 construction season, proHNS provided contract administration and inspection services for Phase I. The Phase II design, which involves similar improvements to Calhoun between West Seventh Street and Main Street, is complete and is expected to go to construction in 2023.