Parc, Plymouth Township, Montgomery County, PA

Nave Newell provided civil engineering support for the planning, zoning, land use and land development approvals of a 398-unit luxury apartment community. The $77 Million development is a joint venture of Brandywine Realty Trust and Toll Brothers in one of the region's best locations to live, work and play. Services included assisting the client and project team to develop a sustainable ordinance to facilitate the development plan and the construction of sustainable/green design initiatives.

Nave Newell provided land surveying and civil engineering services including locating and verifying volumes for all basins and rain gardens and conducted site visits during critical stages of stormwater construction. Construction administration work also involved coordination for utilities. Construction was completed in 2015.

2040 Market Street, Mixed-use Building, Philadelphia, PA                        

PMC Property Group purchased the old five-story former AAA Mid-Atlantic Headquarters to redevelop into 282 high-end residential apartments with retail and commercial space and a courtyard on the ground floor. The redevelopment included the addition of eight stories on top of the original building as well as two 13-story wings on the back of the building and underground parking located below both new and existing structures. The additions increased the size from 120,000 sf to 300,000 sf and provided more than 150 below-grade parking spaces.  Working with Varenhorst, Nave Newell completed an ERSA application to confirm exemption from City of Philadelphia stormwater management controls and designed an E&S plan for the parking garage construction to meet City requirements. Construction was completed in Spring 2013 and the building was fully leased.

1800 Lombard, Pepper Building Addition, Philadelphia, PA

Architectural rendering courtesy of Varenhorst

The former Graduate Hospital campus was redeveloped into 155 luxury apartment homes, a physical rehabilitation facility and an acute care hospital. The project required reconstruction of the existing parking lot to support the modification of uses. Nave Newell completed an ERSA application, Conceptual SWM approval, Technical SWM approval and coordination with the Geotechnical Consultant and PWD staff to prepare a custom stormwater trench designed to address restrictions from existing buried debris and a clay layer prohibiting infiltration of stormwater. Nave Newell provided grading, drainage and stormwater management and construction support during the stormwater trench installation to assist the contractor and geotechnical consultant in certifying the custom trench design was in accordance with the approved drawings and PWD specifications.

Award: Poster Presentation - 2011 Philadelphia Low Impact Development Symposium: Greening the Urban Environment

1900 Arch Street, Mixed-use Building, Philadelphia, PA

Architectural rendering courtesy of Varenhorst

The developer proposed a 14 story mixed-use development to include 236 apartments, 10,000 sf restaurant/retail and office spaces on the first two floors as well as underground parking and a courtyard. Application for a zoning variance was required for this conversion. Nave Newell supported the developer and the architect, Varenhorst by completing an ERSA application and Conceptual SWM approval as a pre-requisite for the Zoning Permit application. The design included coordination for a green roof system as well as a stormwater cistern to be located within the underground parking garage. This project was completed in 2014.        

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.


Cambridge Square, City of Cambridge, Dorchester County, MD

Nave Newell designed a two block mixed-use development on 7.5-acres of vacant property to include street frontage retail and commercial use with residential condominiums above and several free-standing luxury townhomes. Parking was provided within a first floor parking garage and adjoining surface lot. The proposal was intended to provide an anchoring gateway to the City’s revitalized shopping district and proposed street amenities, improved street parking, landscaping and street trees, pedestrian plazas and a village green.