ATCS led the land planning and engineering design efforts for the redevelopment of the approximately 12-acre Behnke Nursery site on Maryland Route 1 in Prince George’s County.

Bordered by established residential communities, the commercial Route 1 corridor, and a 100-year floodplain, analysis and design were completed to integrate the entirely impervious, defunct nursery into its surrounding landscape. ATCS applied the Prince George’s County Zoning Ordinance, Landscape Manual, and Stormwater Management Design Manual to develop schematic layouts for the site. The final master plan completed in early 2020 is a mixed-use design which includes 80 townhouses, six commercial pad sites, a multimodal trail, 100-year compensatory stormwater management, dynamic landscaping, and public amenity spaces.

In addition to design efforts, ATCS also provided community engagement services and hosted community meetings with neighboring Homeowner’s Associations and Civic Groups. From these meetings, ATCS was able to collaboratively work with residents to obtain community buy-in for the project. The first phase of the project is slated to begin construction in Fall 2021.