Yates Mill Schematic Site Plan

Site Location​

Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603


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


​Building Area​: 5,000 SF renovation of existing research wing
Programs Offered: Aquatic Species Propagation Research/Educations Programming
Architect: Huffman Architects. PA
Construction Budget: ​$2.5 million
Projected Opening: ​Spring 2021

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YM Schematic Site Plan