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RTP Park Center
Research Triangle Foundation
The Park Center project is a 100-acre mixed-use redevelopment project which will include restaurants, apartments, shopping, hotels and office uses. This project will create a centrally located high density development to reinvigorate the Research Triangle Park. McAdams helped to develop the initial master plan for Park Center and then provided surveying, SUE, flood modelling, environmental impact permitting and civil design expertise for the infrastructure development.
The project included a stream enhancement project as the centerpiece of the Park Center. The enhancement was to an existing linear rip rap ditch built in the 1960’s. But, despite its appearance was a buffered perennial stream and linear wetland as determined by the US Army Corps of Engineers, NCDENR – Department of Water Resources and Durham County and a FEMA regulated floodway and floodplain. McAdams was able to advance through multiple permitting hurdles, including a FEMA flood study, NCDEQ and USACE environmental impact permitting, and Durham City/County Floodplain Development Permit.
McAdams was also called upon to complete the design documents and permitting for a Durham County extension of approximately 10,000 linear feet of 18″ reclaimed water line and 3,500 linear feet of 30″ gravity sewer line to serve Park Center and future development within RTP.