April 04, 2017 | Charlotte, N.C. | Projects
Gresham, Smith and Partners was recently selected to lead a comprehensive transportation planning study for the Town of Huntersville, N.C. With a goal of improving connectivity and access, GS&P will evaluate mobility needs for all travel modes – including vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian – in Northwest Huntersville in the vicinity of NC-73 and Beatties Ford Road
. The team will engage local residents and stakeholders through public open houses and other state-of-the-art outreach methods to support successful outcomes. The resulting information will guide decisions about the location and type of proposed thoroughfares within the study area.
“GS&P has assembled an experienced team of planners and engineers who are familiar with the character and infrastructure of Huntersville, making us well-equipped to enhance their transportation networks in a way that fosters community identity, placemaking, safety and mobility,” commented Joe Lesch, senior transportation planner at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “We will deliver the project in four phases - mobilization and community engagement, existing conditions review and environmental screening, alternatives development and analysis, and functional design and final report – in order to determine the transportation facilities that will best support the town’s current needs and ongoing evolution.”
“As population and employment opportunities continue to rise in Huntersville and surrounding areas, growth pressures and the limitations of current roadway systems have become evident,” said Sushil Nepal, Principal Planner (Project Manager) with the Town of Huntersville. “We are excited to work with GS&P on this comprehensive study that will identify buildable, highly functional and cost-efficient transportation solutions for our community in Northwest Huntersville.”
Gresham, Smith and Partners opened its Charlotte, N.C., office in 2015 and expanded its Transportation market to North Carolina
in early 2016 to better serve local and regional transportation clients. The firm is currently providing design services for Novant Health’s Mint Hill Medical Center
, a new 36-bed community hospital and medical office building near the border of Charlotte and Mint Hill, N.C., as well as creating a master plan for signage and wayfinding at Charlotte Douglas International Airport