Reimagining Mobile Home Parks for Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Crisis Affordable housing continues to be a hot topic, especially in Chester County and other Philadelphia suburbs. While places like King of Prussia and the City of Lancaster have had multifamily housing booms, most areas lack housing to support their workforce. And when looking at development and construction costs, a solution seems further … Read more

Expert Spotlight: Q & A with Meghan Shomper

Title: Landscape Architect Years at Nave Newell: 4.5 Education: Penn State University – BS in Horticulture, Temple University – BS in Landscape Architecture Favorite project:  Woodbine- it has a great combination of structured and natural landscape that has been fun to design! Favorite Nave Newell Way Fundamental: #10- Be relentless about improvement. I find there are always new … Read more

What Is Land Development – and How Do I Get Started?

When people ask us, “What do you do?” our answer is typically, “We specialize in land development.” So, What Is Land Development? Simple definition = Land development is the process in which you make improvements to a piece of land. Real world definition = Land development is a complex process that involves the evaluation, planning, engineering, and … Read more

Expert Spotlight: Q & A with Tim Brennan

Title: Principal Years at Nave Newell: 14 Education: Villanova – BSCE & MSCE Favorite project: Melmark – a wonderful client with unique & ever-changing campus needs Favorite Nave Newell Way Fundamental: #1 – Do What’s Best for the Client Expertise: I’m Nave Newell’s EXPERT in Relationship Building Family: Wife Nicole and sons – John (23), Tommy (21) and daughter – Julia (17) FUN QUESTIONS: … Read more

Is It Time to Garden Yet?

If you are like me, you can’t help but want to get your yard and garden back to the glory days of warmer weather. Unfortunately, our growing zones in the northeast do not comply with this wish! Therefore, I have come up with some options to help sooth my gardening soul during the winter months.  … Read more

Boundary Surveys – Know Your Boundaries

When do you need a boundary survey? Whether you have an industrial, commercial, or residential property, the location of the property boundary is one of first things you should know. Many people do not know where their property ends. They rely on hearsay from others (i.e. former owners, neighbors, or realtors). Why should I get … Read more

Equus Capital plans spec office building

Equus Capital Partners is proposing to develop a five-story, 145,000-square-foot office building at the corner of Swedesford Road and Old Eagle School Road in Tredyffrin that will be a little unconventional. It will be made using mass timber. Not only that, it will be built on speculation with no tenants lined up to fill the … Read more

Best Bulbs for Fall Planting

Do you like to plan ahead? Fall is a great time for planting ahead, especially spring-flowering bulbs. Bulb planting season starts once your soil temperature reaches about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Now, you may wonder what am I going to do, take my soils temperature! Well, you don’t have too.  There are other ways to gauge when … Read more