Floodplain Development: How to Get Approval to Build in a Floodplain

You made the decision to develop a property in a floodplain. You have identified the floodway and floodplain boundaries. Now it’s time to devise a strategy to get approval to build in a floodplain. In this post, the second of a two-part blog series, we’ll look at how you can modify the floodway and floodplain … Read more

Sam Guarnieri

Sam Guarnieri Earns His Professional Engineer (PE) License

Nave Newell is excited to announce that Sam Guarnieri has passed the Professional Engineer (PE) exam and is Nave Newell’s newest licensed PE. Sam is a Senior Project Engineer and has been with Nave Newell since 2019. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Temple University in 2013 and then spent several … Read more

Project Spotlight: New Landscape and Hardscape Design Improves Campus Entrance

Known for its beautiful arboretum campus, it only made sense that Haverford College wanted to elevate a prominent location with a new landscape and hardscape design. The goal of this project was to visually enhance the Whitehead Campus Center entrance, while also improving access and wayfinding from the parking lot. Haverford College wanted to create … Read more

Floodplain Development: What You Need to Know Before You Build

Did a floodplain designation scare you away from an otherwise great development opportunity? Waterfront properties have a tremendous amount of curb appeal. However, the threat of flooding can also be a deterrent for many real estate developers. If you have the right project and the right expertise, you can develop in a floodplain, and it can be a great investment. In … Read more

Seeking Sites for Development? Here’s Why You Should Get an ALTA Survey

Written by Matthew Kelly, PLS and published in the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal on 9/17/21 An ALTA survey identifies any potential problems that may exist on a property or in historical records. It helps ensure the integrity of the title. If you are buying or selling an existing property, or purchasing land for development, … Read more

New Construction Updates: Summer 2021

Summer is flying by (like it always does) and many of our projects are quickly moving through construction. We have taken advantage of the warm weather and mostly sunny skies to capture some great construction shots. In this blog post, you’ll see the latest construction updates for a new Amazon Delivery Station, a new pharmaceutical … Read more

Meet Our Land Planners and Landscape Architects

They leverage the perfect balance of art and science. They create a site plan that achieves the highest and best land use for your land, while thoughtfully placing amenities to create an attractive environment and improve quality of life. Together, they work closely with our clients and civil engineers to incorporate a well-planned and inspired landscape and hardscape … Read more

Sustainable Land Development: Tools and Trends

Sustainable land development works with the site’s existing features, while introducing best practices to promote good land stewardship. In recent years, we’ve seen many developers and design professionals take the steps to improve land in more eco-friendly and sustainable ways. We approach every project as an opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment … Read more

Approved: 62 Townhomes Along the Conshohocken Riverfront

Nave Newell recently secured preliminary approval from Whitemarsh Township for 62 townhomes at 901 Washington Street in Conshohocken. A partnership between E. Kahn Development, Vesey Capital, and Gary Toll is developing the 5-acre riverfront site. The new residential community, RIVERplace, will be built by Progressive New Homes. Site Design The development will include 62 townhomes, … Read more