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Cherry Gardens Senior Apartments

Charlotte, NC

EMH&T’s experts transformed an unfeasible situation into a celebrated success at Cherry Gardens Senior Apartments. Our well-merited site solutions saved the client $22,000+ in project costs, increased aesthetics, and pioneered a new stormwater control practice in Charlotte. 

EMH&T was brought on board to provide final engineering, construction administration and surveying services. Site layout had already been completed and was designed to accommodate a large structure on the snug urban site. The challenge: provide detention and water quality control without losing density of development. Because the site had limited space for surface detention, it was necessary for both treatments to be underground. However, at the time of implementation, underground water quality was prohibited under Charlotte’s strict stormwater regulations. Finally, through much discussion and partnership with the City, EMH&T received approval to employ sustainable StormTech subsurface water management chambers, a proprietary solution that had been prohibited in Charlotte until this point. 

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