Ft. Wright Regional Bioretention

Viox & Viox was the lead consultant for this American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project to construct a bioretention facility to reduce stormwater runoff and provide public green infrastructure space. The scope of work included dam stabilization, existing wetland delineation and protection, a sediment equalization basin, and a multi-stage outlet flow control structure. Additionally, the project included the Fort Wright Nature Park Upland Campus which included vernal pools, a wildflower meadow, reforestation, an observation/seating area, trail pathways, and wildlife habitat structures. The scope of tasks included:  Topographic and boundary surveying, including property transfer plats, easement plats and negotiations; public presentations to residents and City Council; environmental, stream, wetland, dam safety, and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet encroachment permitting; extended detention basin design, including sediment forebay and multi-purpose outlet control structure for stormwater management; Dam Reconstruction; hydraulic analysis; landscape and habitat design; property negotiations; design of two-acre nature park in coordination with the City of Fort Wright, Kentucky; and construction administration, including monthly progress meetings and inspections.

(*Graphic plan by Human Nature)


Client:Sanitation District No.1
Location:Covington & Fort Wright, Kentucky
Market:Green Infrastructure
Size:125 Acre Watershed

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