King of Prussia Mall Expansion, Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA

Nave Newell was chosen by Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, to complete a 155,000 sf expansion project to seamlessly connect The Court and The Plaza of King of Prussia Mall.  The expansion provides space for 50 additional retailers, restaurants and community spaces, making it the second largest shopping center in the United States with 2.86 million sf of space.

The project posed a complicated design process with the expansion planned on columns and parking underneath.  Extensive coordination with the architect, MEP and structural engineers and the construction manager was required for major utility relocations.  Nave Newell initially performed a topographic and boundary survey of the property. During the planning phase, we completed site planning, utility impact designs, sanitary sewer use calculations and stormwater management options. Since it is a sinkhole prone area, a creative stormwater management system with significant underground basin design was required to regulate both rate and water quality.  Nave Newell also prepared detailed land development and construction plans and calculations for Township, County and State permitting requirements which were approved in 9 months.  To accommodate an active shopping mall during 2 holiday seasons, we prepared construction phasing plans with the client and construction manager. The $150 million expansion opened in August 2016, on time and budget.

The Container Store, Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA  

Nave Newell provided site design and obtained land development approvals for the construction of the first Container Store in Pennsylvania.  The 24,216 sf building is located on an existing parking lot within the King of Prussia Mall complex.  Once the location was selected, we worked with  the client to situate the building and site improvements to avoid the underground Crow Creek culvert, reducing its impact to permitting time and cost.  The site design included modifications and improvements to lighting, landscaping, utilities and parking ensuring ADA compliance.  In a sinkhole prone area, a floodplain analysis and creative stormwater management system with a rain garden and piping were required to regulate both rate and water quality.  Services also included a topographical survey of the mall property and a cross-sectional survey of Route 202 for traffic improvements and the relocation of an entrance into the King of Prussia Mall. Construction was completed in March 2014.              

Pep Boys Automotive Supercenter, Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA

Nave Newell completed a new Pep Boys Supercenter along the prominent Dekalb Street/202 corridor in King of Prussia. The project included the total redevelopment of an existing industrial/commercial property and environmental remediation for the new Supercenter that offers both retail products and a vehicle service center.

The project required zoning relief and township land development approvals, as well as third-party approvals through PennDOT and DEP/MCCD. Nave Newell has also provided on-call survey services and expert testimony for zoning approvals to convert former retail buildings into Pep Boys Auto Centers throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.


ACME Markets, PA, NJ, DE

Since 2006, Nave Newell has been Acme's civil consultant for new stores, additions and redevelopment projects throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Acme has relied on Nave Newell not only to provide survey and design services, but also to help navigate through the building permit and construction process. Acme has also asked Nave Newell to analyze sites that are part of a shopping center to make sure it meets their requirements for loading and delivery truck turning movements.

Project locations include Bryn Mawr, PA; Brigantine, NJ; Long Beach, NJ; Moorestown, NJ; Wilmington, DE and Smyrna, DE.

Nave Newell also provided sketches and studies for stores in Mantua, NJ; Bala Cynwyd, PA; Flourtown, PA; and Skippack, PA. 

Upland Square, West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, PA

Nave Newell worked closely with the client to develop this 106 acre site as a 688,000 sf retail power center to include big box sites, junior anchor stores and restaurant and bank pad sites for major national retailers. With our land planning, civil engineering and surveying departments on board, Nave Newell took the lead in all communication and coordination between government agencies, the developer and retailers.

Nave Newell coordinated with numerous municipalities and provided land development services for $30 million in site improvements, costs that were minimized as a result of early schematic engineering. We obtained rezoning, land development approval and an expedited NPDES permit within 18 months. Using the latest technological innovations, we created a site with the best layout and grading scenario to overcome site construction challenges including shallow bedrock, while maintaining store visibility and developing a “green” center. Our cost-effective use of green BMP’s utilize runoff for irrigation purposes and capture rooftop runoff to feed and enhance existing on-site wetlands. Highway improvements required surveying major intersections and 3D laser scanning was used to expedite the survey and ensure it was performed safely.

Nave Newell also served as the facilitator throughout the accelerated due diligence period and provided 150 concept plans as well as leasing plans and site plans for the major anchor retailers.


2009 Stormwater BMP Recognition Program Award for New BMPs on the Upland Square project including a wet pond, rooftop stormwater capture and reuse, channel restoration and bio-retention. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Water Department, Villanova University and Temple University.

2008 Retail Design Competition, First Place, Retail Power Center Category. Sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal.

Best Engineering Firm of 2007. Sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal.


Wawa Convenience Stores and Gas, PA, NJ, DE & MD

Since 1995, Nave Newell has been supporting Wawa with its expansion to become one of the largest and most successful convenience stores in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  In recent years, our work has been geared toward evaluations and renovations to improve their existing stores.  In 2011, Nave Newell was selected to complete ADA evaluations and minor site improvements at 50 existing stores in five states.  This has led to evaluations and ADA improvement plans for 250+ existing stores and several new stores.

Prior to that, Nave Newell provided land development and construction layout services for over 100 new store projects in PA, NJ, DE and MD.  For most new construction projects, Nave Newell facilitated the township approval process, coordinating the development and presentation of site plan designs with the attorneys, land planners, traffic consultants and other professionals involved in a project.  

Citizens Bank, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, PA

Nave Newell worked with Citizens Bank to redevelop a former Dunkin’ Donuts store into a new branch office. The project required extensive planning and approvals and posed several challenges as the existing site was only 0.3 acres and the scope of work included a branch bank with drive-thru windows and new off-street parking.  Stringent stormwater requirements were met with a modular underground stormwater system with infiltration beneath the system, and a planted bioinfiltration area above. Storm outfall from the system had to be routed down the Lancaster Avenue sidewalk to tie into an existing storm drain, and needed to dodge utilities along this 200+ year old roadway.

Nave Newell generated numerous sketch alternatives in an effort to address the pending Bryn Mawr Village Zoning District design standards which Citizens agreed to incorporate to the extent practical. Land development approvals were secured in 2009. Demolition and construction began in late 2011 and the new bank opened in June 2012.


CVS Pharmacy, Earl Township, Lancaster County, PA

Nave Newell provided land development services for the redevelopment of an existing warehouse on 6.44 acres for a CVS Pharmacy. Phase one of the project included the CVS Pharmacy with a partial re-use of the existing warehouse facility. The project required PennDOT approval for state highway improvements and road widening to S. R. 0023. To obtain approval, Nave Newell prepared a Highway Occupancy Permit Application Package and Right of Way Dedication Plans.


Turkey Hill Minit Market, Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, PA

Turkey Hill proposed to build a new retail store with 10 gasoline pumps on a one acre site in Lower Providence Township. Nave Newell prepared a Conditional Use plan for the development of the unique site that required two underground stormwater facilities connected to the Township stormwater system to accommodate the routing of gas lines and infrastructure to support the gas island. The project also included a rain garden and infiltration system to capture stormwater run-off and provide water quality benefits. Nave Newell was quickly able to obtain NPDES/E&S approval including BMP design in 3 months. The project also required a PennDOT approval for access to two state roadways.

For Township approval, Nave Newell prepared Land Development plans that included grading, stormwater management, landscaping and E&S. The Township praised Nave Newell for the exhibits and presentation renderings prepared in support of project approvals. The renderings illustrated the existing site and what the proposed site would look like after construction.