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Creek puts kink in plans

Although the Headwaters housing development at Southwest 30th Avenue and Dolph Court is nearing completion, the city will not finish its accompanying environmental enhancements until next year.

As part of the apartment and townhouse complex, developer Jim Winkler resurfaced a tributary of Tryon Creek that had been buried on the property decades ago.

The tributary is designed to collect storm water and run through a culvert into a wetland enhancement area built by the city's Bureau of Environmental Services.

But even though the city was able to reroute a street and clear the area, it was not able to complete the plantings and other natural filtration features before winter.

The $413,830 project is not expected to be completed until next spring. In the meantime, Winkler's company already is selling and renting units in the complex.