Yates Mill Aquatic Species Propagation Facility

Yates Mill Schematic Site Plan

Project Summary

As a result of a collaborative study directed by Wake County and including representatives from the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT), US Fish & Wildlife Service, North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Yates Mill Associates, it was determined that Historic Yates Mill County Park and the associated millpond would be an appropriate location for an aquatic species propagation facility to meet NCDOT mitigation requirements for the I-540 highway project. Yates Millpond and the A.E. Finley Center were selected for this work because of the ability of the pond to sustain aquatic species, the availability of space in the existing research wing (for NCSU), as well as the opportunities for partnership between key stakeholders.

The project included renovation of 5,000 SF of the existing research wing, with construction of modest expansion space. The project scope included an extensive amount of aquatic tank installation and associated piping, pumps, generator and other unique accommodations.

Building Information

Building Area:
5,000 SF renovation of existing research wing

Programs Offered:
Aquatic Species Propagation Research/Educations Programming

Huffman Architects, PA

Cooper Tacia General Contracting Company

Final Construction Cost:

Project Completed:
June 2023



Yates Mill Schematic Floor Plan
Yates Mill County Park Floating Upweller Pier
Research Wing Outdoor Growout Area
Yates Mill County Park Propagation Pumphouse
Yates Mill County Park Research Wing Loading Dock Area