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.
Town of Wake Forest Joyner Park Community Center and Playground
CLH provided landscape architecture and civil engineering services on the Town of Wake Forest E. Carroll Joyner Park Community Center and Playground project. This project is for a new community facility and playground within the Town of Wake Forest Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources system, located within the existing E. Carroll Joyner Park.
E. Carroll Joyner Park was a working farm until the 1990’s. Purchased by the Town of Wake Forest in 2003, the 117-acre park maintains the pastoral feel of the early farming days with meadows, rolling hills, trails, pecan grove, farm pond and original farm structures. Officially opened in 2009, the park offers a wide variety of passive and active activities, including three miles of looped paved trails for walking, bicycling or running, stone walls, a lawn amphitheater and several gardens. This project is Phase 2 of the three-part master plan and includes the design of a community center, a natural play area, additional parking, a secondary visitor’s entrance to the park, landscape design, educational stormwater control measures, connections to the existing trail network, and assistance with the site improvements for the addition of a canopy over the existing amphitheater stage.
Northeast Regional Library Study and Phase I Design/Construction
CLH provided civil engineering and landscape architecture design services for a new regional library on a challenging 9.24 acre wooded site in north Raleigh. The site consisted of steep topography and is within the City of Raleigh’s Urban Watershed Protection Overlay District. This district requires 40% of the site’s vegetation to either be preserved or replanted. The new library facility and the entry plaza is positioned along the ridge of the site and 124 parking spaces accommodate the parking needs for this library. To meet the City of Raleigh’s stormwater requirements, two sodded bio-retention areas were proposed along the west side of the property, which is the low point of the site. Because of the excessive terrain, a large retaining wall was designed adjacent to the parking areas to allow for reasonable slope along the parking lots for ease of access to the building. Services included concept plan, site layout, clearing and grading, utilities, stormwater best management practices (bio-retention areas), planting design and construction observation.
Town of Wake Forest Town Hall, New Construction – LEED Platinum Certified
CLH provided both civil engineering and landscape architecture for this new Town Hall Complex within the downtown historic district of Wake Forest, NC. The focal point of the Town Hall building is the rotunda that serves as the main entry to the building. The design of the large plaza directs pedestrians to this building entry. In the center of the plaza are large curved steps which create an amphitheater area for Town Hall employees and pedestrians to enjoy. In addition to the Town Hall construction, this project also included the design and construction of Taylor Street, which expands the Town of Wake Forest’s urban downtown grid. Taylor Street allows access not only to the Town Hall campus, but also to the existing Miller Park adjacent to the campus.