A Vision for Rock Creek Development Park

During a broadcast press conference on January 12, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin spoke about the status of the Rock Creek Development Park project, while also thanking GAI Consultants (GAI) for preparing the strategic plan and market analysis.

At the event, GAI Landscape Architect and Project Manager Todd Schoolcraft, PLA, ASLA, LEED® GA provided a project update and stated, “we started in late September with a kickoff meeting and then we rolled into November with a couple of intensive design charrettes where we had a lot of involvement from the Governor’s office, Secretary Burdette’s office, and the WV Development office, and out of that we developed several inventory and analysis sheets that spoke to the slopes and soils and stability and the hydrology of the site.”

Mr. Schoolcraft continued, “…once we came up with all of those different inventories of the site and infrastructures involved, we created a mosaic that showed those developable areas. And then we went further and began to talk about the vision for the site and began to put together some concepts for the site and what it might look like in phase one and in later phases.”

He concluded that “this is a very large site; it’s got a lot of potential. The infrastructure is there, for the most part, at least on the site, if not right at the foot of the hill. There is good transportation in the area with US Route 119 and the railroad nearby, and of course Yeager airport is in Charleston.”

View the full press conference below.


For questions or additional information about the Rock Creek Development Park project in West Virginia, contact Project Manager Todd Schoolcraft, PLA, ASLA, LEED® GA at 304.926.8100.

Additional Resources:

Tomblin releases Rock Creek strategic plan

Justice gives his stamp of approval to Rock Creek development site

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