Awarded “Project of the Year” by the Charlotte Business Journal, the project incorporates net-zero water design strategies to minimize potable water usage, leverages technology and materials that reduce impact to the environment, integrates nature into the design, and creates an inspiring workspace for LPL employees.
A Net-Zero Water Champion
On-site captured greywater is re-used for irrigation, eliminating the need for potable water and leading to a 100% reduction of potable water use. A 99% regionally native and drought-tolerant plant palette led to a 50% reduction in irrigation needs.
Better-Than-Before Water Management
The stormwater management plan is designed to prevent post-development peak runoff rates and quantities from exceeding pre-development rates and quantities. The site’s central lake doubles as a detention basin for on-site water storage. A rain garden and wetland in the rear of the property also captures, treats, and slows excess overflow from the cistern.
Enticing Corporate Offices from Charlotte to Fort Mill
Situated within the LandDesign-led mixed use development of Kingsley Town Center and adjacent to the 2,100-acre Anne Springs Close Greenway nature preserve, LPL Financial found Fort Mill to be the ideal location for their Charlotte-region headquarters due to the site’s direct access to retail, residents, and nature.
Native Plant Palette
A key component to the site design was the preservation of as much of the existing trees and vegetation as possible. In areas where the tree save was not feasible, LandDesign incorporated masses of meadow plantings, made up of short and tall grasses and flowering perennials, which transitions to woodland areas.