New Welcome Center Updates
Over the last two weeks there has been more work done on excavating the building site and actually starting to lay the foundation for the building.
Work was also done to tie in utility lines.
Here are a few overview shots of the site:
It has been a busy few weeks of construction here at Plantations. The new parking lot was laid out and the foundation work for it started, the bioswale was excavated and most exciting of all - excavation for the Nevin Welcome Center started.
To achieve energy savings in the Welcome Center, the building will be partially bermed into Comstock Knoll. The berming will help regulate interior temperatures.
Parking lot development
More earth moving going on this week, preparing for the new parking area and bioswale.
The bulldozers have arrived and have started excavating the site for the new parking area, bioswale, and building.
A NEW DRIVEWAY
This week the new temporary driveway went in.
This new driveway runs along the West side of the Winter Garden into the existing parking lot and is accessible from Plantations Road.
This week the construction fence finished going up. While the botanic garden main entrance driveway is still open, we expect the new temporary drive to go in later this week.
Today the fence surrounding the construction zone starting going up.