Phase 1 of Fountain Park Residential Subdivision Complete

July 21, 2021

McGill recently completed Phase 1 of the Fountain Park Residential Subdivision. The project is located off Pond Road near the Asheville Outlet Malls and consists of 100 single-family homes and 140 townhouse units on approximately 55 acres. The development infrastructure was completed summer of 2020 and now the residences in Phase 1 are completed and occupied. READ MORE »

Creating a Competitive Edge in Grant Applications

July 15, 2021

Every organization strives to create a competitive edge during the grant application process. At McGill, our team of seasoned grant writers, researchers, engineers, and administrators are here to help you and your organization gear up to secure as much funding as possible to move your project forward. Let’s look at four areas of focus to set your project apart. READ MORE »

Roadway Complete and Providing Rewarding Views from the Top of Southcliff

July 7, 2021

McGill has been assisting Southcliff, a gated residential mountain community that is located just 7.5 miles from Asheville, with the phase 3 section of roadway —also known as the Cliff Top Estates area. Our team recently finished paving this area and completed water line turnover to the City of Asheville in the summer 2020. This project included assessing the current roadway condition, evaluating ditches / culverts, and developing construction drawings to complete this phase in… READ MORE »

McGill’s Hickory Office Welcomes Summer Engineering Internships

June 30, 2021

McGill has a long history of mentoring young engineers from interns to project managers. This summer, we welcome two college students to the Hickory office as engineering interns. Our interns will be working as part of our water and wastewater team. Lillie Williams attends North Carolina State University and tutors students in math in her spare time. Nathan Treadway joins us from Emory & Henry College, where he studies physics and plays baseball for the… READ MORE »

Haywood Streetscape Bustling with Activity

June 29, 2021

The timing of the completion of the Haywood Streetscape renovation could not be more perfect. With the lifting of Covid restrictions, and people ready to travel, Asheville’s tourism scene is picking back up. Last Monday night, a stroll through downtown revealed busy restaurants; people dining inside and out, people shopping, and the energetic LaZoom bus in full effect. READ MORE »

McGill Continues Work with the Town of Hoffman

June 21, 2021

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With the aid of the McGill team, the Town of Hoffman was awarded a Community Development Block - Infrastructure (CDBG-I) grant last year in the amount of $1,350,000 from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) for Phase 2 of the Hoffman Wastewater project. McGill is honored to have worked with Hoffman in applying for the grant and is now moving forward with engineering services and grant administration for this special project as Phase… READ MORE »

Safety Through Smoke Testing

June 16, 2021

McGill’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) practice area offers a variety of services that support the safety of our clients and their projects. Most recently, our team provided smoke testing to aid in the annual inspections for local luxury hotels in the Asheville area, including Hotel Indigo and Renaissance Asheville Hotel. These hotels trust McGill to perform these vital tasks for their facilities. READ MORE »

The City of Wilmington’s Emergency Watershed Protection Project Complete

June 14, 2021

McGill was a part of the team that recently completed an emergency watershed protection (EWP) project for the City of Wilmington. Hurricane Florence – the powerful hurricane from September 2018 that greatly affected North Carolina and other surrounding states – is still causing difficulties in some North Carolina communities, the City of Wilmington being one of them. READ MORE »

National Trails Day 2021

June 4, 2021

National Trails Day 2021
Saturday, June 5th marks the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day 2021. This day is recognized annually on the first Saturday in June. It is a day of public events aimed at trail advocacy and service. Celebrated by hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, and many more, this is an important day to recognize the value added to our lives and communities by these trails. READ MORE »

Rhodes Pond Dam and Spillway Groundbreaking Ceremony

May 25, 2021

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 21, 2021, for the Rhodes Pond Dam project in Cumberland County. Rhodes Pond, a recreational impoundment along the Black River since the 1700s, became an issue for the community in recent years since the dam was breached by several storms, including Hurricane Matthew in 2016. With the help of funding sources like FEMA Disaster Recovery, the improvements and additions to the Rhodes Pond… READ MORE »

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