Low-Rise Apartment Community
The Durham Gateway Center mixed-use project is a 305-unit, low-rise apartment community at the intersection of Pettigrew Street Roxboro Road. Amenities include a gym-quality fitness center and yoga room, multiple social gathering spaces, resort-style pool with outdoor kitchen, and a roof-top terrace with views overlooking the Durham Bulls Ballpark. McAdams provided landscape architecture and engineering services for the streetscape along S. Dillard Street and E. Pettigrew Street in Durham’s downtown zoning district. The streetscape featured decorative paving, stepped retaining walls to resolve steep grade changes, decorative fencing and columns, an outdoor courtyard, enhanced planting areas, and tree pits and grates with structural soil and root paths to achieve healthy tree growth and reduce maintenance. The design conformed to the standards of Durham’s Downtown Design district and accounted for a potential future light rail corridor.