How to Develop a Site with Karst Geology

Finding prime sites for development in Southeastern PA can be a challenge. When you do, there’s a good chance it has limestone or karst geology. This is particularly true in Chester and Montgomery Counties. Karst Geology What is karst geology? Karst geology is a topography formed by the dissolution of soluble rocks like limestone, dolomite, … Read more

Case Study: New Senior Living Community

Project Introduction The Pinnacle at Plymouth Meeting is a new senior living community in the Philadelphia Suburbs. Located in an ultra convenient location, it is right off of the Turnpike and close to many local attractions. The 4-story facility has 210 units for independent, personal care, and memory care living options along with many on-site … Read more

Expert Spotlight: Matt Kelly

It’s been about a year since Matt joined Nave Newell as our Survey Department Manager. We caught up with him to find out how it’s been going and what he’s been up to so far. But first, let’s get to know a little bit about Matt: If you weren’t a surveyor, what would you be? … Read more

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Industrial Redevelopment: Due Diligence Checklist

Written by Gregory Newell, PE and published in the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal on 5/29/20 The demand for industrial distribution and warehouse space is increasing with no signs of slowing down. Recent circumstances, have fueled the need for even more space to maintain a strong supply chain close to cities and suburbs. Needless to … Read more

Benefits of Quarantine Gardening

Even if you haven’t been a gardener in the past, you may find yourself taking it up this year to get some fresh air, stay busy, add some color to your landscape and your tabletop! The head of our landscape architecture department, Paul Lepard, RLA, PP, recently shared the story of how gardening started his … Read more

Which Municipalities Are Accepting Applications and Submissions

You might be surprised to hear, but some municipalities are still accepting land development applications and submissions. This week has brought guidance for re-opening for the construction industry and new legislation from Governor Tom Wolf detailing how municipalities can conduct public meetings and hearings electronically during this time. While policies and procedures are in constant … Read more