Roadway Complete and Providing Rewarding Views from the Top of Southcliff
McGill Completed Phase 3 of Southcliff’s Parkway
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 accordance with the Buncombe County Land Development and Subdivision Ordinance.
Assisting Southcliff from the Planning Stages
This residential development has been evolving since the early 2000s. In 2004 McGill provided civil design services for the entire development, including 3 above-ground water tanks and 3 booster pump stations for the extensive water system to 725 single-family lots. Providing breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the properties are located on elevations ranging from 2500 to 3900 feet.
McGill’s civil / site engineering team has also been assisting with various residential developments in Western North Carolina, such as Fountain Park Subdivision. Our team can provide all phases of the project from kickoff, to survey, design, permitting, and construction.
“Many people underestimate the need for proper roadside lawn maintenance to include regular mowing, fertilization, liming, and aeration to support vigorous plant growth. Maintaining a healthy ground cover is very important to protect established roadside features like swales and ditches necessary for stormwater conveyance. Without a healthy ground cover for stabilization, these established stormwater features will deteriorate quickly, especially in steep slope terrain, such as Southcliff. Spending one dollar today on necessary maintenance, will save five dollars in the near future.” – Thomas Mannino, PE, Project Manager