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Re-Imagining RTP



Client Name:

Research Triangle Foundation

Project Types:

Commercial Developments

Urban Spaces

Water Resources

Services Leveraged:

Civil Engineering



Stream + Wetland Design


Duda|Paine Architects

HUB RTP 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 (RTP). McAdams developed the initial master plan for HUB RTP and then provided surveying, SUE, flood modeling, 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. Despite its appearance was a buffered perennial stream and linear wetland as determined by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); North Carolina Department of Water Resources; Durham County; and a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulated floodway and floodplain. McAdams was able to advance through multiple permitting hurdles, including a FEMA flood study; North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality; USACE environmental impact permitting; and Durham City / County Floodplain Development Permit.

McAdams was also called up to complete the design documents and permitting for a Durham County extension approximately 10,000 linear feet of 18-inch reclaimed water and 3,500 linear feet of 30-inch gravity sewer to serve Park Center and extend to future development within RTP.

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