The Henry Street Project is a new commercial development centered on the historic Ankrom-Dickerson house on Court Street in downtown Fayetteville. It includes the renovation of the 1870s-era home and the creation of a new one-way street lined with parking spaces. The long-term vision includes new retail and office spaces, a multi-story commercial building with a rooftop terrace, a fountain, public art, performance space, and public green space.
In 2009, West Virginia American Water purchased the wastewater treatment system from the Town of Fayetteville. Fayetteville’ sewer system has two combined sewer overflow locations; one discharges into House Branch, while the other discharges into a tributary of Marr Branch. The House Branch combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges into Wolf Creek when excessive stormwater enters the sewer lines. The House Branch combined sewer overflow requires a 99.8% reduction in fecal coliform loading. West Virginia American Water is developing a Long Term Control Plan for this CSO. They are also mapping the collection system and will install flow meters to find areas where stormwater is entering the system. This information will be used to set priorities for repair. The Henry St. Project will help alleviate stormwater flows, but not eliminate them.
The goal of this project is to reduce the amount of stormwater entering the House Branch CSO through the implementation of green infrastructure and innovative stormwater management techniques. The Henry Street Project has a conceptual layout but still needs detailed engineering and design to proceed. The Plateau Action Network, in partnership with local merchants Adam Stephens and Tom Rist, are pursuing design of the site with a low impact development approach. Implementing green infrastructure and innovative stormwater management techniques will help reduce the amount of stormwater entering the House Branch CSO, as well as, producing clean water, conserving ecosystem values and functions, and providing a wide array of benefits to people and wildlife.
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