ADW Architects

North Mecklenburg DMV

Huntersville, NC

Benesch worked with the project architect and the NCDOT on the design of this 35,000-SF office building located on a 10.86-acre parcel. An abandoned NCDOT rock quarry was located immediately downstream of the site. Since its abandonment, the rock quarry became a pristine pond with clear blue-green water. Runoff from the site drained to the quarry so it was our goal to keep the pond in as pristine condition as possible during construction and long term. Storm water runoff from the site was detained and treated by a combination of rain gardens, sand filters and dry detention pond prior to it flowing into the quarry. The site improvements also included the construction of visitor and staff parking lots totaling over 215 parking spaces. Driveway connections and turn lanes to the adjacent NCDOT maintained road were designed and constructed to meet NCDOT standards.

Project highlights

  • Stormwater treatment facilities include raingardens
  • Sand filters and a dry detention pond