By: Allison Gregory—
MUNCIE, Ind. – In celebration of the completion of the Muncie Sanitary District’s latest sewer separation project in the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, August 11.
This project, introduced by Mayor Dennis Tyler as “the first major quality of place project in this end of town in 30 years” has provided residents of the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood improved access to the White River.
This project includes the restoration of Ribble and Luick Avenues, the construction of an additional road named Seymour Street and the addition of a bus stop. Sustainability is the emphasis of these renovations, including river access, a stormwater wetland, Cardinal Greenway connection and trailhead with parking. The added sustainable features were made possible through the Muncie Sanitary District’s partnership with Bowen Engineering Corporation, Flatland Resources, Rundell Ernstberger Associates and United Consulting.
Mike Cline, Muncie Sanitary District Board Vice President and City of Muncie Engineer, emphasized the benefits these renovations will have on the quality of water in the White River, particularly upstream. The kayak launch provides an opportunity for Muncie residents to access the river for recreation, while closing off potential overflow.
Just before the ribbon cutting took place, CEO of United Consulting, Bill Hall, commended all partners in this project. He expressed the vision the teams had for Historic Highland Park and the desire to make this positive change in the Muncie community.
For Historic Highland Park updates and opportunities to take advantage of these restorations, visit www.munciesanitary.org.
About United Consulting
Since 1965, United Consulting has housed professional engineers, planners, surveyors, environmental specialists, construction inspectors, land acquisition specialists and technicians, who provide clients with resources to complete an array of projects. For more information on United Consulting services, visit www.ucindy.com.
About Bowen Engineering Corporation
Founded in 1967, Bowen Engineering Corporation is a self-performing general contractor with operation centers and projects throughout the U.S. Bowen specializes in energy and industrial, water and wastewater and performance contracting projects. To learn more about Bowen Engineering Corporation, visit www.bowenengineering.com.
About Rundell Ernstberger Associates
Rundell Ernstberger Associates offers a variety of services within the realm of master planning and site design. Design services include land architecture, urban design and land planning, streetscape and gateway design and many other specialty projects. For more details on Rundell Ernstberger Associates’ service offerings, visit www.reasite.com.
Allison Gregory is content developer at intersection in Muncie