King & MacGregor Environmental and Ecological Consulting Services

Henry Ford Hospital Expansion

Wetland Mitigation and Stream Relocation

King & MacGregor Environmental, Inc. (KME) was contracted by Wade Trim consulting engineers to provide ecological permitting services for the Henry Ford Health System Hospital expansion project in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan. The proposed hospital expansion also impacted the surrounding wetlands and an intermittent stream. KME prepared compensatory stream relocation and mitigation plans.

KME performed wetland and woodland delineation, GPS location of both wetlands and woodlands, and negotiation with Township officials and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) staff. Both the Woodland and Wetland permit applications were approved by West Bloomfield Township. The wetland and stream relocation permit application was also approved by the MDEQ.

Project Highlights

  • Delineated existing wetlands and woodlands along with a GPS location
  • Provided wetland and woodland permit drawings and applications
  • Designed 2.68 acres of new forested and scrub/shrub wetland, as well as approximately 6.28 acres of new upland/naturalized area
  • Assisted in obtaining Woodland and Wetland permits from West Bloomfield Township and an MDEQ wetland permit with United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval
  • Provided construction observation and management for the installation of the relocated stream and constructed wetlands

Project Information

Client: Henry Ford Health System
Location: West Bloomfield Township, Michigan

Relocated stream flowing into the site's detention basin and outletting to existing and
constructed wetlands

Constructed wetland mitigation areas

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