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AEC, Inc. has been proud to part of the Sun Valley Drive Extension – Phase 1 project team. This project provides an additional route between Mansell Road and Georgia Highway 9 in northern Roswell, by connecting Sun Valley Drive to Warsaw Road. Our work on this project has included stream relocation and restoration planning, stormwater quality and hydrology design, existing pond rehabilitation, and landscape architecture services. The new route is now open to the public.
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Jacob's Ladder, the Roswell-based Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center, has recently expanded its campus.
In 2016, the residence next door was purchased and converted into offices and therapy stations. The campus desperately needed additional parking spaces for staff and parents as well as an access road from the main site to the converted offices.
AEC was charged with providing rezoning services and a site plan that met the demands of the growing campus without disturbing the surrounding tree save areas or the stream buffer backing the property.
With construction effort now complete, Jacob's Ladder occupies the renovated facility and enjoys the much needed on-site parking.
The Roswell Fire Station #4 opened it's oversized doors back in June of this year. The official "hose cutting" was attended by members of the public, Mayor Jere Wood, and Brad Riffel and DeChaun Adams-Lee from AEC.
The City of Roswell's commitment to raising water quality standards figured heavily in AEC's design. Setting an example for future projects, AEC took a stringent approach to erosion and sediment control. Multiple BMPs were implemented such as grass filter strips, grass channels, and bioretention swales in series.
The station's unique design also features total surface drainage to multiple bioretention areas, eliminating the need for an underground stormwater network.
AEC's final grading plan for the site.
In an effort to balance the site without costly haul-off, earthen mounds flanking the station were incorporated into the detention design.
The "before". It's amazing how much a site can change in under two years.
Costco opened its 700th warehouse in the Apex, North Carolina area on March 16, 2016. The neighboring community gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by the Town of Apex’s Mayor before the store officially opened for business. The warehouse features over 148,000 square feet of retail, fresh produce, tire service center and fuel sales. The warehouse is located within Nichols Plaza (http://www.columbiadevelopment.com/projects/nichols-plaza/ ) (A Columbia Development project) which will eventually feature other tenants as well as several restaurants. The new warehouse is located at 1021 Pine Plaza Drive.
AEC provided due diligence and feasibility studies related to the site selection as well as civil engineering and landscape architecture design services for the Costco project. Gray Construction (https://www.gray.com/ )was the General Contractor for Costco Wholesale.
An awesome timelapse construction video is available for viewing here (courtesy of Columbia Development). http://oxblue.com/open/columbiadev/costco
Signaling an exciting expansion to the popular parks along Roswell’s piece of the Chattahoochee River, the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase IV of Willeo Trail on May 11, 2016 was a well-attended celebration of the three-quarter mile pedestrian project.
The AEC staff joined the Mayor of Roswell Jere Wood, Councilwoman Nancy Diamond, Councilman Jerry Orlans, and other City of Roswell staff, along with representatives from the Chattahoochee Nature Center and the National Park Service in celebration. AEC was responsible for the planning, permitting, and design of the project.
The groundbreaking marked the beginning of construction on the three-quarter mile pedestrian trail. The trail will wind along Willeo Road before passing over adjacent wetlands, connecting Willeo Road to Azalea Drive. AEC is proud to be an integral part of this anticipated project and is looking forward to nearby leisurely strolls through the national park, located only two miles away from the AEC office.