Experiencing Life on the Water: 2,300 Acres of Scenic Development
Hussey Gay Bell continues to provide planning and design services for this 2,300-acre self-contained residential and commercial community development which consists of approximately 2,900 single family residential units, 300 resort units, a 25-acre municipal utility complex, 200-acre golf course, 100-acre mixed-use village center and amenity centers. The design scope includes over 4.5 miles of scenic collector roadways, associated utilities, grading, drainage, wetland permitting, and DNR permitting. Specifically, Hussey Gay Bell provided full planning and design of approximately four miles of 2-lane collector road for the development. In conjunction with the roadway design, Hussey Gay Bell provided water, sewer and drainage master plans; environmental assessments; geotechnical engineering/investigations; assistance with grading and drainage for golf design (in conjunction with tom Fazio Golf Designers, Inc.); construction observation; designing utilities to serve the site (i.e. wastewater treatment plant, deep water wells, conveyance systems, etc.); support with wetland permitting (in conjunction with Environmental Services, Inc.); support with DNR permitting (in conjunction with Environmental Services, Inc.); and permitting assistance for a water access facility located on the property, with proposed dock, to serve South Bryan County with deep water access in conjunction with an area to house approximately 200 dry slips.
In order to install the infrastructure that is needed for a site to house 3,000 residential units, a large corridor is needed to facilitate the utilities. At the same time, the natural landscape and the vegetative cover should be preserved. Hussey Gay Bell, in collaboration with the owner, elected to separate the utilities and create different corridors that would impact less of the natural landscape and thereby, create a one-of-a-kind project in coastal Georgia. This project has been highly successful from a development and preservation standpoint, with particular credit given to the preservation of the natural characteristics and integration of pedestrian and greenspace components.