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Phase 2

LOOKING NORTH: The below Existing Sites Certification Sheet is a 2023 concept drawing of Phase/Zone 2 of the McGill evolving Master Plan with 4 H H + WB features.
At the bottom of this page is a slider with BEFORE PHOTOS TAKEN FEB 2023
Here are 2 DESIGNS thus far to replace walls and add H H + WB features:
A design with-out gray piping (waterflow exposed)
A very expensive design with gray piping (water flow encased in concrete pipe).


ABOVE IS LOOKING SOUTH AT GULCH Showing stormwater flow from high point on property with about 30% flowing towards Phase 2- a path wrapping around B13, B12, B11 and ending at the north end of B10.

McGill PHASE 2 CHALLENGES:

  1. Replacing a decaying railroad timber wall.
  2. Avoiding a protected easement with the sanitary sewer coming from the Brownstones. 
  3. Making an HH&WB path for our residents starting at the south side of B13 and coming around the North side of B12 and B 11 and ending at B10.
  4. Dealing with approx. 30% of our stormwater that flows from the McGill Hilltop

 

 

 

LOOKING SOUTH  AT THE MCGILL GEOLOGIC FORMATION:
McGill Place sits on a Piedmont Ridge hilltop with the highest point at 1014 feet ASL (above sea level) parallel with the 1050 ASL Piedmont Ridge Atlanta’s Peachtree Street runs along.

  • This point is in the middle of the McGill property.
  • 1986: The solution to stormwater was to get it off site.
  • 2023: 38 years later COA sustainability is to keep as much onsite as possible(SEE  3:Water).

Here is the present flow of about 30% of McGill Place stormwater flow:
-1- Water from roofs dump into concrete pipe drains, grass and parking pavement.
-2- Flowing downhill, the surface area of impervious asphalt inner roads with curbs guide the storm water towards the drainage areas 1-3 shown above, the concrete flume area being in Phase 2.
-3- Aprox. 30% of storm water flows to a concrete flume on the north border of the property which then  flows to the COA Mixed Storm Water/Sewer Clear Creek System flume.

We are working with the COA for a modern, sustainable solution, planning a path and social gathering areas for resident health and enjoyment, planning as many creek beds as possible and rainwater tanks for gardens for stormwater to be absorbed onsite. Keeping water onsite is win-win-win for plants, for McGill Place irrigation costs and the City of Atlanta stormwater management.

BEFORE PHOTOS TAKEN FEB 2023:

Phase 2 Begin raised path with creekbed
Path w/ creekbed
Path w/ creekbed behind Building 13
Path w/ creekbed
Path w/ creekbed
Path w/ creekbed B13
Path w/ creekbed B13
Path w/ creekbed B13
Path w/ creekbed end of B13
Looking back at B13
Looking back at B13
Looking back at B13
Begin back of B12
Side of B12
Side of B12
Back of B12
Begin Flume
Wall
Flume and wall
Back of B12
Back of B12
Between B12 & B11
Interstitial space between B12 and B11
Interstitial space between B12 and B11
Interstitial space between B12 and B11
Interstitial space between B12 and B11
View behind B11
View behind B11
View behind B11
View behind B11
View towards B10
End at B10
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Phase 2 Begin raised path with creekbed
Path w/ creekbed
Path w/ creekbed behind Building 13
Path w/ creekbed
Path w/ creekbed
Path w/ creekbed B13
Path w/ creekbed B13
Path w/ creekbed B13
Path w/ creekbed end of B13
Looking back at B13
Looking back at B13
Looking back at B13
Begin back of B12
Side of B12
Side of B12
Back of B12
Begin Flume
Wall
Flume and wall
Back of B12
Back of B12
Between B12 & B11
Interstitial space between B12 and B11
Interstitial space between B12 and B11
Interstitial space between B12 and B11
Interstitial space between B12 and B11
View behind B11
View behind B11
View behind B11
View behind B11
View towards B10
End at B10
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