Cannery Row, Kennett Borough & Township, Chester County, PA

Nave Newell is currently working on the adaptive reuse of a former mushroom cannery into a neighborhood mixed-use development. The project is located in both Kennett Borough and Township and will include a community grocer, restaurant, retail, office space and 22 apartments. The architectural vernacular is designed to complement the historic feel of the Borough. Located adjacent to the Red Clay Creek the site design included the preservation of a significant amount of greenspace. Nave Newell secured all necessary land development permits including a PA DEP Joint Permit and the project is currently under construction.

Valley Suburban Center, Valley Township, Chester County, PA

Nave Newell completed planning and design for this 63-acre site to be developed as a mixed use property with 98 townhouses, 192 apartments and 54,000 sf retail space including two restaurant pads, two retail pads and one retail pad with a drive-thru. Nave Newell worked with the developer and the Township to design this site to accommodate its multiple uses. Parking, vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns have been one of the challenging design components, as well as landscape buffering between the residential and retail sections of the site. Nave Newell has also been responsible for completing the stormwater management and sanitary sewer design, connecting the water service lines and vertical geometry for the roads. This project is currently progressing through final land development.

Great Valley Corporate Center Redevelopment, East Whiteland Township, Chester County, PA

Nave Newell is currently working with Liberty Property Trust on a mixed-use redevelopment project that dramatically changes the Great Valley Corporate Center. Known as a place of business for 35 years, this transformation plans to meet the needs of today’s professionals with a live, work, play development. The site is planned to create a walkable community that is vibrant 7 days a week. 

Located on 40 acres, the project may include as much as 1.9 million sf including 750,000 sf of office space, two 300-unit luxury apartment buildings, a parking garage, hotel, retail and community space. Ultimately, this project will create a thriving new mixed-use community that fits well into the surrounding 202 corridor.

Nave Newell has provided due diligence support, a sewer analysis, survey, site feasibility and master planning analysis, zoning ordinance amendment support, and land development approvals. Our engineers have incorporated creative SWM initiatives into the ordinance amendment to assist with increasing the allowable coverage on the site. The project has received Master Plan approval and Phase 1 preliminary plans are currently under review. Liberty Property Trust anticipates starting construction sometime in 2018.

Greenway Commons, City of Bethlehem, Lehigh County,PA

As the inaugural City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) project for the City of Bethlehem, this $35 million urban, mixed-use redevelopment project is located directly across from Steel Stacks on City’s Southside, on the site of former Bethlehem Steel operations. The brownfield redevelopment spans 3 city blocks and includes a mix of three - four and five story buildings with 20,000 sf of retail, 63,000 sf of office and 110 apartments as well as conversion of a historic bank into a micro-distillery.

Nave Newell surveyed the site and prepared plans for land development approval. The site plan was developed in collaboration with USA Architects. Redevelopment of this Act 2 site posed challenges and required creative urban NPDES/stormwater management solutions. Streetscape planters were designed to serve as BMPs and collect stormwater run-off. This project also has a Greenway walking and bicycle trail that runs behind the property to add to its appeal. Greenway Commons has been very well received by the City as it will help grow Bethlehem’s business district and revitalize an area that has been vacant for two decades. The project received City Planning Board approval. The initial phase is currently under construction.

We specialize in providing civil engineering, land surveying, land planning, and landscape architecture services to the communities within Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Bucks County, PA; and the City of Philadelphia. Our portfolio also includes work throughout DE, MD, NJ, and VA.