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B est of 2012 P rojects and D evelopments Wins “GOLD” in October 2012 Retail Design Competition

The new $14 million ACME Supermarket in Bryn Mawr

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Civil Engineer/Landscape Architect Nave Newell Architect T he P roject T eam

n June 1, 2012, ACME opened a new super- market on West Lan- Type of Project: Retail Store, Re-Development Size: 37,000 s/f Submitting Company Type: Engineer/Landscape Architect O caster Avenue in Bryn Mawr. The former Bryn Mawr ACME stood on this site for 55 years and was closed on May 12, 2011 to make way for the new, $14 million, 37,000 s/f store. With 13,000 more s/f than the previous store, additional parking spaces and double the employees, this flagship store proves as a win- win for the owner and the local community. From adding new amenities, to creating a more open, airy floor plan, the com- pany maximized all available space, something vital to success in a densely developed area such as the Main Line. The project included new street Location: Bryn Mawr, PA Project Name: Bryn Mawr ACME

Yarosh Associates, Inc. Zoning/Land Usage Attorney

Gregory J. Davis Saul Ewing LLP Construction Manager Northwood Construction Co. Inc. Geotechnical Engineer GeoStructures, Inc. MEP Engineer DC Engineering, P.C. Traffic Engineering Consultant Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. County. The two townships worked closely together dur- ing the planning phase, while Haverford Township took the project through the land develop- ment process. As an institution in this neighborhood for over 50 years, the desire to have this new store quickly constructed and opened was one shared by the township, Acme and the local community. n

ACME, Bryn Mawr, PA

trees, landscaping and traffic improvements along Lancaster Avenue (State Route 30) with the addition of a new dedicated left- turn lane onto Pennswood Road to help alleviate congestion along this heavily traveled roadway. An extensive stormwater man- agement system was designed which included stormwater qual- ity treatment devices and an un- derground detention basin. The project was previously delayed while ACME waited to acquire the adjacent land where a Jaguar dealership stood. Acquisition of this land eventually allowed for land development and construc- tion of the new store. Throughout the land devel-

opment process, Nave Newell helped ACME ease the concerns of nearby neighbors by coordinat- ing with a Township Ward Com- missioner to schedule multiple meetings to address their con- cerns and develop a layout that was acceptable to Acme, their parent company, Supervalu, and the surrounding neighborhood. Nave Newell prepared various exhibits for these meetings, in- cluding multiple perspective ren- derings to illustrate the proposed ACME on actual photographs of the site. What makes this Project/ Job your favorite or most unique? This is a remarkable project for

both its rarity in a tough econom- ic climate and the site challenges posed by significantly expand- ing the size of the store. Due to the zoning of the site and an access easement on the western side, the back of the building is situated along LancasterAvenue with the parking area on the in- side of the site. The front of the store faces the main parking area within the site and the main en- trance is located off of Pennswood Road. The parcel is also situated within two townships and two counties. While the majority of the site is located in Haverford Township, Delaware County a small portion also lies in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery

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