• 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.

  • 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.

  • Revolution Park

    Revolution Park

    This project consisted of the construction of a 32,000-square-foot, LEED Accredited recreational center, with administrative offices and associated parking and infrastructure. The project had several retaining walls and was constructed on the site of a former community recreational swimming pool. ESP provided Special Inspections, environmental (UST) and construction materials testing services.

  • Officer Jeff Shelton Memorial Park

    Officer Jeff Shelton Memorial Park

    Officer Jeff Shelton Memorial Park was built to honor fallen Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Officer, Jeff Shelton. Working closely with Officer Shelton's family and the City of Locust, ESP designed the park to be a true reflection on how the hero lived his life.

  • Parks and Recreation

    Parks and Recreation

    Our planners work with local towns and cities to develop needs assessments for local recreation facilities and programs and survey community input for new or renovated park needs for grant applications and park facility improvements.

  • CMPD Providence Station

    CMPD Providence Station

    As part of the city of Charlotte’s growth initiatives, a new police station with a garage facility, parking and related infrastructure was constructed off of Providence Road. ESP performed geotechnical engineering, Special Inspection and construction materials testing services, along with monitoring of the installation of a geothermal well system.

  • Rea Road Improvements

    Rea Road Improvements

    ESP was responsible for the design and preparation of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department water and sanitary sewer relocation construction plans and specifications for the construction and relocation of Rea Road from Pineville-Matthews Road  to Rea Croft Drive. ESP also provided geotechnical engineering and testing during construction.

  • Highway 51 Gravity Sewer

    Highway 51 Gravity Sewer

    ESP contracted with York County, South Carolina to prepare design documents for a 15,000 linear foot gravity sanitary sewer project in the Fort Mill, SC area. This project included the design of gravity sewer line, two SCDOT roadway crossings, removal of four existing pump stations, a railroad crossing, and a 1,000 linear foot tunnel.

  • Briar Creek Road Pedestrian Tunnel

    Briar Creek Road Pedestrian Tunnel

    A part of the Briar Creek Transit Plan, the Pedestrian Tunnel allows for pedestrians to connect to multiple locations in the Briar Creek Road area, including the Bojangles Coliseum, Ovens Auditorium and The Park.

  • 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.
  • 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 supported local government projects for public facilities. With offices across the Southeastern U.S., our local professionals provide planning, surveying, engineering and geotechnical services needed to support public facility project needs.

Our teams take pride in be a part of building the strong communities that we live in and we have a vested interest in their success for future generations.

Public Facility Project Types:

  • Police and fire stations
  • Parks and ballfields
  • Greenways
  • Trails and open spaces
  • Libraries
  • Pedestrian facilities / sidewalks
  • Streetscapes
  • Utility design
  • Roadway improvements
  • Storm drainage