East 54

Located at the gateway to Chapel Hill, East 54 is a new urban village of luxury condominiums, shops, dining and office suites that totals more than 273,000 square feet. McAdams provided preliminary design and construction cost estimates that were used to determine the project feasibility. We successfully obtained all on-site and off-site construction permits for demolition, mass grading, erosion control, utility extensions, stormwater management, road widening and signal designs.

Stormwater management was a critical design element for this project with no room for above-ground facilities. McAdams took the lead designing two underground stormwater storage facilities that met the Town’s pre- vs. post-development detention requirements while providing a water supply source for the irrigation system.

As a participant in LEED® Neighborhood Development pilot program, East 54 is among the most environmentally sound, mixed-use communities in the country. Incorporating sustainable site development measures, water and energy conservation, materials re-use and indoor environmental features, East 54 achieved a Gold Level Certification in LEED® ND.


  • Chapel Hill, NC
Project Owner
  • East West Partners
Project Size
  • 11 acres
  • 273,000 SF (office)
Teaming Partners
  • DMA Architects
Services Leveraged
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