The City Center Stream is part of the planned Golf Club of Kansas and associated residential development in western Lenexa. The City of Lenexa selected Olsson Associates to provide a geomorphic assessment and a stream restoration design to repair the damage done by over 50 years of mining operations on the stream.
The project's goal was to restore the stream to its natural condition, or as close as possible to what existed prior to man-made impacts. Olsson's services improved stream stability and water quality, and provided environmental benefits locally and downstream to Mill Creek.
The following were key components of the design and planning process:
Construction began August 2009 and was complete in 2010. The project cost was $700,000.