Pittsfield Township will be the first community in the region to leverage the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) federal funding for the installation of green infrastructure. This leveraging of grant monies will allow Pittsfield to continue expanding its Green Corridor initiative, established by Supervisor Grewal and her team a few years ago.
This project, to be implemented over multiple years at multiple locations in Northeast Pittsfield, will install green infrastructure, including but not limited to rain gardens, infiltration gardens/trenches, and bioswales. A total of ten (10) locations have been identified to meet the goal of helping reduce pollutants, improve stormwater runoff to enhance both water quality and visual aesthetics along Clark, Carpenter, Washtenaw, Packard, Golfside, and Ellsworth.
The project will be completed in phases that align with CDBG funding amounts for the current and upcoming cycle. In other words, construction will occur when: (a) Easements have been approved/acquired, and (b) CDBG funding is available.
Phase I: Packard Road
This phase consists of constructing three rain gardens along the southside of Packard Road between Woodland Hills Drive and Golfside Drive.
Work will consist of grading within Packard Road right-of-way, installing rain garden plantings, installing underdrain and storm sewer pipes and structures, adjusting existing storm sewer structures, installing curb and gutter inlets and spillways, and tree plantings.
The project went out to bid in March 2023 and the Pittsfield Charter Township Board of Trustees authorized the selection of J. Sebastian Trucking & Excavating, Inc., lowest bidder, on April 26, 2023.
Construction is expected to begin in early August 2023 and run through December 2023.