Taylor Wiseman & Taylor was involved at inception of the Buckhorn Ridge Subdivision in Holly Springs, North Carolina. TWT provided boundary and topographic surveys, a master plan, and development plans for the 160-acre development that offers multiple styles of single-family housing in a rural setting. Some of the land was previously used as a mobile home park that had existing streets. Much of the site, still wooded and undeveloped, also contained two lakes. The plan called for 293 lots with 47.59 acres set aside for open space and 18.67 acres set aside for recreational use. The open space area contained wetlands and wooded buffers, while the recreational amenities included a looped walking trail throughout the site, access to the larger of the two lakes, and an open area play field.
TWT established NC grid control onsite and performed aerial, topographic and boundary surveys of the entire tract. Wetlands were delineated and mapped, and a stream classification and 100-year flood study were developed to identify planning constraints. TWT performed subsurface utility engineering to locate existing underground utilities and to prepare a base map for site design.
TWT coordinated with utility providers, contractors and adjacent governing jurisdictions as to the final source of water and disposal of wastewater discharge from an old wastewater plant on the property. TWT provided coordination and design of highway widening on two adjacent roadways, a complete stormwater management plan, a condition assessment and repair estimate for the existing wastewater treatment plant, pump station and force main design, offsite pumping station studies, water distribution pressure analysis, and water interconnection meter pits with automatic valves. Other services provided included preparation of site plans, soil erosion control plans, construction layout, and traffic studies/analysis.