Sturgeon City Civic & Environmental Education Center
The Sturgeon City Civic & Environmental Education Center project is a former wastewater treatment plant which has been converted into an environmental education center with classrooms for education and lab use that will also be used for meetings and special events. Outdoor amenities included the conversion of existing concrete clarifiers into water features, an outdoor gathering area as well as parking facilities, landscaping and Stormwater Control Measures to comply with stormwater requirements. CLH’s services included development of construction plans and specifications for these site improvements based on an approved schematic site plan. CLH also provided permitting and construction administration services as the building was being constructed.
The new center will be a great facility for the Onslow County community to provide hands-on environmental education programs for individuals of all ages.
Town of Morrisville Aquatics & Fitness Center
The Morrisville Aquatics & Fitness Center is an existing Town of Morrisville facility originally built in 1988. Since this aging facility needs improvements, CLH worked as part of a design team to develop conceptual design studies and associated preliminary costs to determine the best use of the available funding for the improvements. Once a conceptual design was developed, CLH provided design, permitting and construction administration services for the improvements and renovations.
A new year-round pool facility was constructed with a retractable roof to allow for outdoor use in the warmer months. A new locker room building was built between the existing building and the pool structure, along with renovations to the existing building’s interior. Two new pools were constructed, which include a 6-lane lap pool to replace the existing 4-lane pool. Additionally, a two-segment play pool was constructed to include a beach style entry and play features, as well as a 3½’ deep recreation pool. The existing three tennis courts were demolished with two new tennis courts relocated on the site. The new parking configurations required new storm drain systems to convey the drainage to stormwater control devices (SCMs). This improved aquatics and fitness facility is a new great amenity for the growing population of Morrisville and the surrounding communities.
Town of Apex Senior Center
Active adults in Apex now have an amazing place to socialize, learn, exercise, and have fun! CLH successfully integrated the new Senior Center facility on the existing Apex Town Campus and adjacent to the existing Town Hall and Community Center. The central quad underwent a major renovation to serve as an innovative stormwater management device and open activity space.
Town of Cary Regional Library and Parking Deck
CLH was part of the design team for the downtown Cary Regional Library project. The Cary Library is part of a joint project with the Town that includes a multi-level parking deck that was constructed adjacent to the downtown park’s fountain and performance space. The two structures are separated by an outdoor plaza with a pedestrian connector bridge. The library takes advantage of its setting with views into the park, the historic Cary Arts Center, and shared outdoor public spaces with the adjacent performance space. This is an exciting new facility for downtown Cary.
CLH’s services included landscape architecture and civil engineering for both the library and parking deck, along with the associated outdoor public spaces adjacent to these facilities. This requires collaboration between multiple partners, including Wake County, the Town of Cary, the architect, the parking deck engineering consultant, and many others. Construction was completed in 2019.
City of Durham Police Headquarters Complex
CLH provided civil design, permitting and construction administration services for the new City of Durham Police Headquarters Complex. The complex includes the Police Department Headquarters, an annex facility, a 911 communications center, and a parking garage on a tract of land bounded by East Main Street, South Elizabeth Street, East Ramseur Street, and Hood Street in downtown Durham. In addition to the facilities mentioned, the site includes some surface visitor parking, a public plaza, and other open space.
Town of Garner Town Hall Study and New Construction
CLH was part of the design team to envision the future of the Garner Town Hall Campus, which included the renovation and expansion of existing municipal facilities, including a town hall, police station, and library. A number of alternative solutions were created, which emphasized the long-term goals of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, while streamlining circulation and offering a more visible and open presence to the public. The police station and town hall projects were completed in 2017.