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Oak Terrace Preserve

Oak Terrace Preserve is a project undertaken by the City of North Charleston in the residential redevelopment of the once privately held Century Oaks neighborhood. Approximately 260 circa-1940 residential units were demolished to make way for 300 new single-family units and 70 townhouses on a 55-acre site containing over 350 oak trees. The project has been managed by Cedrus Development and Low Impact Development (LID) practices are prescribed throughout the site’s development in stormwater management and other public and private infrastructure. Davis & Floyd provided landscape architecture and comprehensive engineering services for the pocket parks, roads, drainage, water, and wastewater facilities.

Solutions

Davis & Floyd redesigned a network of seven neighborhood pocket parks. The team utilized a plant palette of native plants to complement low impact development (LID) practices.
They conducted thorough field investigations and modeling to determine optimal water and wastewater system configurations and which old lines to connect to or abandon. The design included approximately 1,500’ of 12” water main, 9,000’ of 6” water main, and associated valves and fire hydrants and approximately 6,300’ of 8” sanitary sewer gravity main to replace existing aging system. Davis & Floyd used bioswales to drain public right-of-way and pervious alleyways to retain stormwater runoff from homesites. The team obtained permits efficiently (SCDHEC Water & Wastewater Construction Permits, OCRM Land Disturbance Permit, OCRM Coastal Zone Consistency Certification, and City of North Charleston MS4 Approval), minimizing delays to start of construction.

Services Provided

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Administration & Inspection
  • Landscape Architecture & Land Planning
  • Surveying
  • Site Planning
  • Public Engagement