When Do I Need an ALTA Survey?

Heather Diemer - Friday, July 27, 2018
Everything in life is situational, including the need for an ALTA survey. Typically ALTA surveys are performed with most real estate transactions that involve commercial, industrial, and large residential development. The reason they are performed for these types of real estate transactions is because these transactions are complex and involve a number of different parties. Whether one is involved in expansion, acquisitions, or refinancing; ALTA surveyors are highly preferred and often required by: • Lenders • Title insurers • Attorneys • Buyers At its core, an ALTA survey is a land title survey that follows the standards that were set forth by the combined efforts of the American Land Title Association an [Read more] 

The Land Development Process

Heather Diemer - Friday, July 13, 2018
Every successful land development project begins with a strong plan - a plan that is creative, buildable, and cost sensitive. It's not just a pretty picture. Here are 3 things your plan should include: 1. A comprehensive project view including potential design opportunities and constraints 2. An approvals road map to eliminate surprises 3. A buildable plan that maximizes the value of your site No one wants to return to municipal meetings month after month - because we know, TIME IS MONEY! Let our land planners and engineers put together a realistic plan for you with all 3 of these components to GET YOU ON THE ROAD TO CONSTRUCTION. Contact our land planning team today to get started!  [Read more] 

Meet New Hires - Cory and Christina

Heather Diemer - Thursday, July 12, 2018
We are excited to introduce Cory Christian, PE who has joined Nave Newell as a project engineer. Like most engineers, Cory was always good at math, but it was helping his dad (a landscape architect), where he was introduced to land development design. A 2013 graduate of Drexel University, Cory grew up just outside of Lancaster and has 5 years of experience working on land development projects in the Philadelphia Region. He recently bought a house in Phoenixville and enjoys spending time with his family, doing yardwork and playing volleyball. As a new dad, Cory was attracted to the (http://www.navenewell.com/nave_newell_way.htm)Nave Newell Way (http://www.navenewell.com/nave_newell_way.htm), particularly Fundamental #26 - Keep Family First. We are happy to welcome Cory, and t [Read more] 

Under Construction: Mixed-Use Development in Downtown Kennett

Heather Diemer - Friday, July 06, 2018
Construction is moving along at Cannery Row, a mixed-use infill redevelopment project that straddles the border of Kennett Borough and Township. The buildings, curbs, parking and sidewalks are in and the interior fit-out is underway. About the Project Formerly the Sunny Dell Foods Mushroom Cannery, the project design complements the architectural vernacular and historic feel of the Borough. Located adjacent to Magnolia Place and Victory Brew Pub, this redevelopment is a key component to the borough’s growing and thriving downtown. The development plan includes a natural foods grocery store, gourmet breakfast/diner/bruncherie, wellness center, retail and office space and 14 residential apartments. Keller Williams Realty, Revolution BBJ Boxing & Fitness, Te [Read more] 

Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) Update: Positive Changes You Want to Know

Heather Diemer - Thursday, July 05, 2018
Getting your project through the City of Philadelphia approval process may be easier because of an update to the PWD Stormwater Regulations Manual (V3.1), released July 1, 2018. The updated manual has an online project portal with technical forms that are logic driven and prompt specific questions based on the information you enter - very user friendly. The new forms are already available online, and will be required after October 1. The goal for the future is to have electronic and interactive submissions, but they are not able to roll that out just yet. 3 Things You Should Know About PWD’s Update: 1. Street maintenance activities will no longer count towards the regulatory earth disturbance threshold triggering a Technical Submission. Exam [Read more] 


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