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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.
AEC Inc. is proud to be a part of the Myrtle Terraces project in Gainsville, Georgia, which received the 22nd annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award (Senior Housing catergory), honoring the most outstanding Low Income Housing Tax Credit properties nationwide. This project is one of the nearly 3 million Housing Credit properties across America which make up the majority of affordable rental houses. The award was presented at the Rayburn House Congressional Office Building in Washington, D.C. on June 8th, 2016, with members of Congress in attendance.
Myrtle Terraces is a senior living facility with 84 apartments, a community garden, a fitness center, activity/game rooms, a landscaped courtyard with a water feature, a grilling area, and a picnic area, as well as many other amenities. AEC teamed up with Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Affordable Equity Partners Inc., the City of Gainesville, Fairway Construction Co., and Beverly J. Searles Foundation to bring the project to life. AEC was responsible for the civil engineering and landscape architecture of the project.
Construction has begun on the new Mountain Walk mixed use development in Cobb County. The project includes 54 townhomes, 8,000 square feet of office and AEC was able to work around and greatly enhance the existing Mountain Biscuits Restaurant.
The initial zoning plan showed the existing restaurant to be removed, but after gaining the input from the surrounding residents it became clear that all efforts needed to be made to preserve Mountain Biscuit. The developer, Cornerstone Associates, and AEC worked closely with surrounding residents, the Cobb County Staff and Cobb Commissioner JoAnn Birrell to rework the design to preserve the existing Mountain Biscuits Restaurant.
In addition to preserving the restaurant, the design team was able to enhance the access by introducing a dedicated left turn lane, adding additional asphalt parking for the restaurant and enhancing the landscape along the frontage of Old Highway 41. So the next time you are in the area of Historic Kennesaw Mountain, stop in and have one of the best meals in Cobb County!