• City of Charleston Police Forensic Services Building

    City of Charleston Police Forensic Services Building

    ESP provided Chapter 17 Special Inspections and materials testing for an approximately 22,000 square-foot, two-story steel-framed building supported on shallow foundations with associated driveway and parking areas. Special Inspection and materials testing services included verification of soils, excavation and filling, reinforced concrete, structural steel, structural masonry, stone, and asphalt, as well as NPDES stormwater construction compliance observations.

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  • City of Columbia CDBG-DR NEPA Tier 2 ERRs and Asbestos LBP Inspections

    City of Columbia CDBG-DR NEPA Tier 2 ERRs and Asbestos LBP Inspections

    ESP completed NEPA Tier 2 site-specific ERRs as required for HUD CDBG-DR funding. The funding was made available to address major and minor rehabilitation needs resulting from the October 2015 flood for single-family residential properties. To date, over 240 Tier 2 ERRs have been submitted to the City. In addition, pre-rehabilitation asbestos inspections and LBP inspections/risk assessments have been completed for more than 200 single-family residential homes.

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  • On-Call Stormwater Maintenance and Repair

    On-Call Stormwater Maintenance and Repair

    ESP provides support services on an on-call basis for drainage issues identified through the City’s drainage request hotline. Services include property owner coordination, data collection, site evaluation, H&H, preliminary engineering and remediation design, plan preparation, permitting and other relevant services.

  • Countywide Floodplain Mapping

    Countywide Floodplain Mapping

    ESP supports County government floodplain map maintenance initiatives, including field surveying and technical review support and detailed study. In addition, we provide added value services by developing non-regulatory RiskMAP products and innovative data products to facilitate use, visualization, and public outreach of new countywide mapping.

  • Municipal Roadway Surveys

    Municipal Roadway Surveys

    ESP completed mobile LiDAR surveys for a Florida City in support of field data collection and topographic mapping for 17 miles of local right-of-way. This technology allowed the City to cost-effectively collect complete CAD and GIS data for various City department needs.

  • Municipal Jail Facilities

    Municipal Jail Facilities

    ESP provided testing and inspection for a municipal jail facility project. Project includes demolition of an existing shopping center and construction of a 37,000 square foot single story, load bearing masonry structure with a steel framed roof and site work.

  • Parks and Open Spaces

    Parks and Open Spaces

    A strong community includes engaging open spaces. We work to provide planning and civil design for parks, sport fields, playgrounds, and trail systems to enhance accessibility and serve community needs.

  • City Public Safety Facilities

    City Public Safety Facilities

    From police and fire stations to EMS facilities, ESP supports planning, design, and construction phases of municipal building projects that enhance public safety.

  • SUE and Surveying for Roadways

    SUE and Surveying for Roadways

    ESP provides on-call survey and subsurface utility location services for various cities, counties and other local governmental entities to support CIP projects.

  • York County Pennies for Progress

    York County Pennies for Progress

    Pennies for Progress is the name of the York County Capital Projects Sales and Use Tax Programs. Every project in this program includes project coordination, aerial surveys, GPS ground control, conventional surveys, SUE, survey, and base mapping. ESP has supported more than 25 projects under this contract.

  • Carolina Thread Trail at Masons Bend

    Carolina Thread Trail at Masons Bend

    Taking advantage of high points and bluffs to create viewing areas overlooking the Catawba River, Masons Bend Trail is a 1.9-mile natural surface trail that extends the Carolina Thread Trail along the banks of the Catawba River. The trail winds through a historic rock quarry and follows an old railbed, honoring the site’s unique history. In public-private partnership with the Town of Fort Mill, Catawba Lands Conservancy, and Crescent Communities, the trail traverses the adjacent Masons Bend residential community and five other properties, providing public access points and trail heads that connect to the Carolina Thread Trail in multiple locations. Also situated along the trail are pedestrian seating areas and a kayak/canoe launch. ESP provided master planning, landscape architecture, civil design, geotechnical, survey, and other services throughout all phases of project development.
  • Abbey Creek Greenway at Carolina Thread Trail

    Abbey Creek Greenway at Carolina Thread Trail

    Extending the Carolina Thread Trail across the Catawba River from the City of Belmont into Gaston County, Abbey Creek Greenway is a 1.2-mile bicycle and pedestrian path designed to connect the heart of downtown Belmont, Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park, and the new municipal building and recreation complex. As the flagship capital improvement (CIP) project for the City of Belmont’s greenway master plan, this section of trail came to life from a public-private partnership with Kaplan Residential, the developer of multi-family community The Morris at Belmont. Modeling best practices for future public-private partnerships, ESP performed stakeholder management and public engagement to facilitate all parties’ visions and goals. To help balance various CIP projects and prepare for additional grants, our team also coordinated with other local and state agencies (e.g. NCDOT, GCLMPO, NCDEQ, Catawba Lands Conservancy) to create a multi-year budget and schedule that will align the City of Belmont’s fiscal budget across all departments. ESP provided master planning, landscape architecture, civil design, geotechnical, survey, and other services throughout all phases of project development.

  • Cypress Gardens

    Cypress Gardens

    After major flood damage closed Cypress Gardens in 2015, ESP developed a comprehensive master plan to re-envision, renovate, and reopen the 13-acre historic gardens and low-country swamp owned and operated by Berkeley County, SC. Barrier-free design was incorporated to ensure ADA accessibility, and green infrastructure was utilized via low-impact (LID) stormwater features. Design also included a new ticket booth and parking lot, redefined vehicular and pedestrian circulation, and relocation of existing structures for better utilization and public appreciation. Although native plant species were selected due to the location’s propensity for flooding and water retention, flexibility with plant selection was also required as much of the plant material was donated. Since Berkeley County performed construction in-house, our team was also mindful of construction details and methods that would best suit limited construction crews and tight budgets. ESP provided master planning, landscape architecture, geotechnical, survey, and other services throughout all phases of project development.
  • Fort Mill School District Bus Maintenance Facility

    Fort Mill School District Bus Maintenance Facility

    For Fort Mill School District, ESP provided site design, landscape architecture, construction documents, and bidding administration for a new 14-acre bus maintenance facility within a Planned Development zone. The site includes a 14,332 square-foot office building with parking for 125 employees; a 5,882 square-foot bus maintenance building with fueling station, car wash bay, and parking for 166 buses; a roadway extension within the York County roadway system; and accompanying infrastructure and utilities. ESP submitted plans for the site, grading, roadway, landscape, and erosion control to York County, Fort Mill School District, SCDOT, Duke Energy, AT&T, and the Department of Education Office of School Facilities.

  • Seabrook Island Entry Road Master Plan

    Seabrook Island Entry Road Master Plan

    To create a grander pedestrian and vehicular entrance into Seabrook Island while also addressing traffic issues, ESP proposed and master-planned future land uses and locations for a 38-acre site along a one-mile corridor of Seabrook Island Road. Master planning included options for a new commercial district, frontage road, central roundabout, enhanced greenway and bikeway paths, roadway access to the newly proposed senior living facility, and areas of potential development at the existing gatehouse and administration office. Signage, benches, and site furnishings were also part of the overall design. The planning process carefully explored the interaction between pedestrian movement and vehicular traffic, zoning and allowable uses, setbacks and buffers, potential view corridors and traffic sight triangles, open space areas and property edges that would allow for potential landscaping and planting, and existing signage and wayfinding.

For three decades, ESP has served local city governments, counties and other local agencies. From CIP projects to on-call support, our local professionals provide the responsive and knowledgeable planning, surveying, engineering and geotechnical services needed to support local infrastructure and facility project needs.

Local Government Project Types:

  • Public Works
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Water / Sewer Utilities
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Public Safety
  • Watershed Protection