16C — March 30 - April 12, 2018 — The Best of 2017 — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


Stout & Caldwell Engineering, LLC Main Street at Marlton Apts. Marlton, NJ The Best Environmental/ENgineering of 2017 RGS Associates, Inc. Lime Spring Square Lancaster County, PA Atlantic Environmental Solutions Full-Service Environmental Consulting Firm

Type of Company: Full-service environ- mental consulting firm, specializing in complex environmental laws and regula- tions in New York/New Jersey and across the United States.

How does the commercial real estate field benefit from your services/products: Today’s commercial real estate market is largely influenced by environmental concerns: Extensive liabilities resulting from leaking underground storage tanks, buried industrial waste, poor quality fill material, improper handling of hazardous materials, historic PCB usage and spills have significantly changed the way business is conduct- ed with regards to the ownership/development, management and transfer of commercial real estate. Substantial demand for industrial properties in the New Jersey/New York market- place today, coupled with a high turnover of these assets, is fueling the need for firms that specialize in complex environ- mental laws and regulations. Over the past 20 years, AESI’s impact has been felt throughout the region in projects where it has played a pivotal role in returning contaminated industrial properties back to beneficial use. Significant projects have ranged from asbestos evaluation for 1,500 properties in 47 states for a national retailer to evaluating 1,500 homes im- pacted by Super Storm Sandy including LSRP services for a city in Hudson County; and over 100 remediation projects for Newark and Port Elizabeth-related industrial and logistics businesses. AESI targets its services to the areas of industrial and com- mercial property transactions. Consequently, its staff is spe- cifically trained to perform due diligence and remediation services in this arena. This gives AESI a distinct advantage over other consulting firms that are not as specialized, en- abling it to be more efficient and cost-effective in identifying critical issues that need to be resolved as a part of a real estate transaction.

Type of project: Commercial\Industrial\Medical\Green In- frastructure Size: 98 acres; 642,000 SF of building area RGS Associates provided site master planning, landscape architecture, and civil engineering services for the Lime Spring Square project in Lancaster County, PA - a 642,000 SF mixed use development with a $125 million construction budget. The 98-acre development features 25 retail, com- mercial, warehousing, and medical office uses surrounding the 12-acres of restored floodplain that balances economic development with ecological benefits for the community. RGS provided site amenity design services that included feature signage and a unified, harmonious landscape de- sign package. Reaching the project’s development goals required a regional approach to stormwater management and collaboration with federal, state, and local permitting agencies. 4,350 LF of floodplain restoration and smaller best management practices were integrated into the site de- sign to eliminate the need for large, traditional stormwater basins while still meeting municipal MS4 stormwater re- quirements. This regional stormwater approach maximized the efficient use of developable land and delivered a sensi- tively designed, high quality business, industrial and retail environment.

Location: 42 East Main Street, Marlton, NJ Type of project: Mixed Use – Residential and Commer- cial/Retail Site Size: 3 +/- acres with 36,357 SF residential and 4,000 SF retail space South Jersey home builder and community developer, Bob Meyer Communities Inc., engaged Stout & Caldwell to pro- vide comprehensive civil engineering, environmental and surveying services for a new mixed use residential and re- tail site. This included conceptual and major site planning, boundary and topographic surveys, stormwater design, Phase I & II Environmental, permitting and planning board testimony. Located on 3 +/- acres in the heart of Marlton, the newly constructed Main Street Apartments at Marlton is home to 24 apartments/condos, 4,000 SF in retail space and a parking garage. The Stout & Caldwell project team worked hand-in-hand with Barton Partners Architects Plan- ners Inc. and Shropshire Traffic Engineering.

The Best Green Project of 2017

NJ HFMA Bayshore Village Port Monmouth, NJ

Emory Hill & Company 200 S. Cross St. Chestertown, MD

Benchmark Construction Lebanon Valley College Health Sciences Building

Size: 107,000 SF Energy Star ® Certified Apartments

Size: 8500 SF LEED Platinum

Renovation Size: 60,000 SF LEED Silver

When Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012, the senior citizen community known as Bayshore Village suffered devastating consequences. As part of the new project, by Community In- vestment Strategies and Middletown Senior Citizens Hous- ing Corporation and financed primarily by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, all of the buildings were demolished. A new, three-story building is set above flood elevation. To help mitigate the impact of rainfall, the project incorporated a resilient stormwater management de- sign, which decreased site runoff, and created a detention and water quality treatment area. The developer also de- creased the site’s impervious coverage and kept the low-ly- ing area where the previous apartments stood as open space. All mechanical systems were placed above flood elevation,

Emory Hill & Company built the 8,500 SF Sultana Educa- tion Foundation’s stunning new Richard and Virginia Holt Center in Chestertown’s Historic District which melded a 19th century historic building with a new facility which won LEED Platinum certification and fulfilled the founda- tion’s expansion goals. The project won several awards in- cluding the 2018 DCA (Delaware Contractors Assn.), ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) of Delaware and Baltimore ULI (Urban Land Institute) awards. The project features a 1,000 SF Geography Classroom, a state-of-the- art Wet Lab, a 1,000 SF Lecture Hall, newly expanded of- fices and a Project Shop to maintain the Foundation’s float- ing classroom, the 1768 Sultana schooner.

The new 60,000 SF Health Science building will feature cutting-edge classrooms, labs, and tech- nology. The facility will deliver a richer edu- cational experience for students. Among other benefits, the new facility will provide flexible classroom space to be used by multiple pro- grams, observation rooms acoustically treated for sound, human performance and gross anatomy labs, flexible faculty office space to increase col- laboration with students, and new technologies that enhance teaching pedagogy. The facility will offer an outdoor pavilion for a variety of educa- tional and social purposes.

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