Civil / Site Design
As a subconsultant to OBS Landscape Architects, Wetherill Engineering provided topographic land surveying and civil engineering services to support the development of a Master Plan for a new 13.3 acre public neighborhood park for the City of Raleigh.
The Master Plan process involved three major components: Phase 1 – Site Analysis and Community Assessment, Phase 2 – Concept Plans and Draft Master Plan Document, and Phase 3 – Phasing Options and Final Master Plan Document.
WEI’s role in the project was to help identify existing and proposed site design aspects related to the development of a new city park (such as roadway access, public utilities available to the site, etc.), as well as proposed stormwater management designs.
WEI’s first task was researching whether the existing public utilities in the area could support the proposed park community building. After that, WEI met with the City’s Stormwater Division to confirm the required stormwater management regulations for the preliminary sizing of a BMP. Our team also met with NCDOT to discuss site access, as well as the proposed roadway improvements for the section of Leesville Road that borders the proposed new park (this section of Leesville road is slated to be widened to a four lane section with a median in the near future). WEI’s final task included providing preliminary construction cost estimates for the proposed park development.
Throughout the project, Wetherill Engineering personnel attended (and often presented their findings at) the Community Advisory Council (CAC), the Citizen Planning Committee (CPC), the Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board (PRGAB), and the City Council meetings.
The completed project received final approval by the City of Raleigh City Council in May 2017.