The Rose Run stream channel, which runs through the center of New Albany, has been an area of focus for many years. The city’s desire is to transform the waterway and its surrounding green space into a “central park” amenity within the heart of the community.
The restoration and naturalization of the Rose Run corridor began when EMH&T assisted the city in securing a Section 594 grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and then an Ohio EPA Section 319 grant for stream restoration improvements along Rose Run. EMH&T provided the analysis and design of three stream restoration projects along Rose Run to address stream bank erosion, to restore a stable pool-riffle sequence, and to improve the habitat potential of the watercourse. We also provided the design for the retrofit of an existing stormwater management facility at the New Albany High School to include stormwater quality controls and a planted wetland shelf.
More recently, EMH&T worked closely with the city, and with Columbus-based landscape architecture firm MKSK, to develop a comprehensive greenways project for the Rose Run corridor, which ties together the previous channel restoration projects, addresses impairments within the surrounding riparian areas, and provides opportunities for passive enjoyment through trails, bridges, and overlooks .
Read more about this project which is scheduled to make its debut by late 2019.
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