Welcome to Greetings From Gastonia, an online diary containing posts, images and videos of construction of the redevelopment final phase of the Gaston Mall located in Gastonia, North Carolina. Join us as we create a positive environmental impact story that will serve the local community for years to come. [Read more…]
We are pleased to present completed earthwork. This shot is taken from the new roadway looking down on the retail anchor building. In view is a portion of the stream work and the recently grassed slope towards the back of the building.
This view shows a different angle of stream work and planting with the new roadway, bridge and retaining walls in the foreground.
Notice the wet road in this image? It’s from the sprinkler system that’s now operational. This will help the newly planted sod take root.
The wetland plantings in the floodplain area are being finished, helping create new wetlands/storm water storage. The new stream bed has been shaped as it meanders along the 2,600’ of previous creek that has been rehabilitated in the process.
Our team is installing Enkamat, a permanent reinforcement matting along the slopes adjacent to the stream channel. In this part of the Green Amor System, the matting is anchored at the top and bottom of the slope with an anchor trench and staples.