MEDA Award – Small Community Economic Development – Maryland Economic Development Association

MRA provided surveying, site planning, civil engineering, and landscape architecture for Great Wolf Lodge’s largest indoor water park and hotel to date. The six-story facility, which is part of the Chesapeake Overlook development within the Town of Perryville, received a Maryland Economic Development Association award in 2024. The complex is located on 48 acres and includes a 126,000-SF indoor water park, 700-family-friendly suites, a 57,000-SF family entertainment center, 12,000 SF of flexible conference space with breakout rooms among numerous other amenities, and preferred parking with charging stations for electric vehicles. The Lodge overlooks the Susquehanna River and is visible from I-95. MRA coordinated with Great Wolf Lodge, the General Contractor (Turner Construction), and various consultants throughout the design process to optimize grading and earthwork quantities, utilities, and the parking layout. MRA also provided design services for the I-95 at MD-222 road widening improvements and a new MDOT-SHA roundabout along Chesapeake Overlook Parkway.