Supporting the Adams Ridge Development Project from Start to Finish

Adams Ridge includes 18 four-unit townhouse-style apartment buildings on a 29.4-acre property in Holland Charter Township, Ottawa County, MI. This was a challenging site as portions of the property are encumbered by floodplain, wetland, and existing easements. Additionally, a county drain is located along the south and east sides of the property.

For the Adams Ridge development project, our group provided a full scope of services, from conceptual layout through construction and post-construction activities.

In the early phases of development, we completed a boundary/topographic survey, wetland delineation, width reduction for an existing easement, conceptual layout, and property rezoning. The 100-year floodplain elevation was also acquired from Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) (formally the MDEQ) and illustrated on the completed survey, along with the delineated limits of wetlands.

During the design phase, we coordinated with the Township and project stakeholders, providing site plan services for review. We provided storm water management design, in accordance with the Ottawa County Water Resources Commissioner’s office and Tulip Inter-County Drainage board requirements. In addition, we worked with the Ottawa County Road Commission to obtain approval for the entrance to the development and the energy companies to maintain the necessary clearances to their existing transmission utilities which crossed through the site.

We also designed public sanitary sewer and watermain extensions in accordance with both the Holland Charter Township Public Works and City of Holland Board of Public Works standards and specifications, considering the unique circumstances of the ownership and maintenance agreements, between the two public utilities agencies with jurisdiction. We submitted permit applications to the (EGLE) for final review and approval of the public utilities extension.

After finalizing the layout and design and determining any disturbances to the wetland and floodplain areas, we submitted a Joint Permit application (JPA) and drawings to EGLE for review and approval.

Finally, beginning in the spring of 2019, after acquiring all permits and approvals, we assisted during the construction phase by providing construction engineering, construction staking, easement exhibits, final documentation and utility as-builts.