King & MacGregor Environmental and Ecological Consulting Services

The Highlands of Romulus

Wetland Delineation, Permitting Assistance and Mitigation

The Highlands of Romulus is a three-phase residential project developed and constructed by Centex Homes in the City of Romulus, Michigan. King & MacGregor Environmental, Inc. (KME) provided wetland delineation and evaluation services, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) permitting assistance and negotiations, wetland mitigation design, construction observation and bi-monthly monitoring of the mitigation wetlands for five years.

The first two phases of the project, Highlands Estates, consisted of the construction of 234 single-family residential lots built around existing regulated wetlands and eleven constructed wetland mitigation areas. In addition to working around the existing regulated wetland areas, Centex Homes incorporated a series of walking trails around the perimeter of a ten-acre area of preserved wetland and upland Conservation Area as an amenity to their second phase development. The third phase, Highlands Village, consisted of the construction of ten multiple-family housing units designed around one existing regulated wetland and a constructed wetland mitigation area.

Project Highlights

  • Wetland delineation and evaluation services

  • MDEQ permitting assistance, permit negotiations with the MDEQ and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and on-site meetings with the MDEQ and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

  • Wetland mitigation design, wetland construction observations and on-going wetland monitoring services for all project phases, including bi-monthly hydrological monitoring from April - October

  • 2.59 total acres of MDEQ-permitted wetland impact with 3.63 acres of on-site wetland mitigation in eleven separate areas

Project Information

Client: Centex Homes
Location: Romulus, Michigan

Wetlands amid new homes and walking trails

Wetland mitigation area during construction

Wetland mitigation area after construction

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