Independence Township, Michigan
McLaren Health Care Corporation has begun a cutting-edge development creating a full-service campus, which will be an icon for healthcare and sustainability. The 74-acre complex is located along Bow Pointe Drive in the southeast quadrant of I-75 and Sashabaw Road. This $600,000,000 complex will be constructed in several phases; the first of which is complete.
PEA worked with RTKL Architects and Trammell Crow Co. development managers to provide McLaren with Planned Unit Development (PUD) site plan approval. This included topographic and boundary survey of the entire tract of land, as well conceptual site planning and a comprehensive Community Impact Statement. In addition to the PUD approval, PEA has completed the design and engineering of Phase I site improvements, including road and utility improvements, stormwater management system for the overall campus, an ambulance drive and elaborate entrance monument signage and landscaping.
PEA has also completed several individual projects within the campus: Site design for the Great Lakes Cancer Center; the Clarkston Medical Group Building; a mixed-use retail development along Sashabaw Road; and the award winning “Garden of Healing and Renewal,” a 4-acre healing garden on the campus.
McLaren Health Care Corporation
Jeffrey Smith, PLA, LEED AP
PEA also designed an elliptical green roof plaza near the main entrance of the proposal McLaren Hospital. The plaza is located on the roof of a parking garage, designed to provide primary vehicular access into the elliptical road surrounding the plaza.
The plaza also provides sitting areas and gardens. The center of the ellipse is highlighted with a contemporary steel and glass tower and angular wall structure that direct the eye from the main road to the main entrance of the hospital. The plaza reduces the heat island effect created by a parking lot by placing much of the parking under a green roof.