Master Planned Community

McAdams provided master planning, preliminary engineering, surveying, flood study and environmental consulting services for the proposed Veridea development in Apex, North Carolina. The Veridea development is a 1,100-acre, mixed-use “Sustainable Development” with significant challenges associated with project’s approved zoning, water supply and sanitary sewer collection, as well as necessary environmental impacts.

  • Apex, NC
Project Owner
  • Hudson Realty Capital
Project Size
  • 1,100 acres (approx.)
Services Leveraged
Project Types

McAdams developed water and sewer master plans; a stormwater management master plan; preliminary thoroughfare designs; a phase 1 boundary survey; subsurface utility engineering (SUE) and design surveys on NC Highway 55; and preliminary land plans for this large mixed-use development.

The project required a significant addition to the Town’s existing infrastructure, including two regional pump stations. Preliminary designs of the off-site roadway improvements and on-site thoroughfares were prepared for construction cost estimates. A flood study was completed to establish developable areas, and concept plans were prepared for single-family TND, retail, mixed-use, potential school sites, townhouses, apartments and offices. McAdams also entered into initial discussions with the USACOE and NCDENR-DWR about permitting strategies and individual permitting processes. The Sustainable District zoning approved by the Town of Apex and the lack of existing water and sewer infrastructure provided many complicated challenges to the project, which McAdams helped the owner navigate to move the project forward.