Master Plan for East Vincent Township Park
Eighty acres of rolling country side and woodlands was gifted by the Federal government to East Vincent Township to create a space that provides residents with educational and recreational opportunities. The site, formally known as Pennhurst State School and Hospital, consists of seventeen acres of reusable infrastructure. The Master Plan includes the addition of two miles of walking trails, stormwater facilities, and recreational areas. The park is being built in ten phases to create the opportunity to budget for construction over time. Currently, funding sources and program partners are being secured to continue to develop the site into a thriving recreational facility.
Bioretention for Stormwater Management
The eight communities surrounding the Martín Peña channel, situated in the San Juan Watershed, lack adequate stormwater and sewer systems that has led to flooding, exposing residents to polluted waters and sediments. In an effort to improve water quality, a green infrastructure (GI) stormwater facility is to be constructed to accept and treat stormwater to mitigate combined sewer overflow discharge.
This project is a major step towards a larger scale project that includes restoring the socioeconomic issues surrounding the environmental situation of the area. The construction of this facility is the first of many infrastructure designs planned for the island to aid in improving water quality. Several engineering publications are pending the results of this infrastructure to assist with improvements to stormwater discharge throughout the San Juan.
Route 30 & 82 Intersection Planning and Design
The City of Coatesville was awarded a Department of Community Development (DCD) Grant for $700,000 to improve the signalized intersection of Lincoln Highway (SR0082/SR3070) and First Avenue (SR0082/3049), which intersects Lincoln Highway (SR0082/SR3070) at a 60-degree angle. CEDARVILLE was the City Engineer responsible for securing the grant funding, design, and coordination of the intersection. The objective of this intersection improvement project is to enhance the street network of the City of Coatesville at the geographically centralized intersection on a critical travel path in Chester County. The City has several goals for this project including pedestrian circulation enhancement, economic stimulus, improved vehicular circulation and promote safety.
Exton Park for Chester County Parks Department
April Barkasi, President of CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, LLC., was the Civil Engineer responsible for providing design services, construction management for all phases of Exton Park. While the first phase of development included restrooms, play areas and parking and trails, the latest phase included more playground areas, playing fields, picnic areas and an ADA accessible trailhead.
East High Street Parking Improvements
April Barkasi, President of CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, LLC., was the Civil Engineer responsible for providing design services for the improvements to 2766 East High Street. The improvements were to provide an updated, safe and accessible parking area and driveway to the front of the office building, while maintaining the privacy and convenience of the residents in the back of the building. Ms. Barkasi decreased the amount of impervious area and added landscaping to design a welcoming driveway neighboring the Township’s Gateway District. The Cedarville Team also secured a Highway Occupancy Permit for a Low-Volume Driveway in a timely manner for the site, by providing design plans, application completion and Township coordination.
Brandywine Trail for City of Coatesville
April Barkasi, President of CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, LLC, was the Project and Construction Manager responsible for the success for the grant funding fulfillment, contract and construction administration, inspection and quality control on the project. The renovations included the removal and mitigation of contaminated soil, the installation of a community trail, splash pad, and site amenities including benches, trash receptacles, safety fencing and bicycle racks. The proposed renovations resulted in a functional path and community gathering place in an industrial site brownfield.
Park Drive and Raye Road Drainage for Caln Township
Two (2) existing parallel CMP pipes crossing beneath Park Drive, which discharge into an adjacent creek, had been showing significant signs of corrosion. The deteriorating culvert was collapsing as evidenced by areas of depressed pavement in the roadway and cracked concrete along the curb line. Due to the deteriorating condition of the existing CMP culvert crossing beneath Raye Road, this culvert did not function properly during major storm events. The corroded culvert was also beginning to collapse, as evidenced by areas of depressed pavement in the roadway.
Gambrel Recreation Center for City of Philadelphia
April Barkasi, President of CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, LLC., was the Project Manager and Principal Engineer in charge for the design and permitting of this urban park restoration, located at 1900 Wakeling Street in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. Worked with the City of Philadelphia and the neighborhood groups, the team developed a new and expanded use area. Presently, this Recreation Center has one of the only synthetic turf fields in the City. In conjunction with the field, a park area with sculptures, ornamental trellis structures, new adventure play equipment, and an integrated spray park was designed and constructed.
Jefferson Square for City of Philadelphia
April Barkasi, President of CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, LLC., was the Civil Engineer responsible for the design and permitting of the stormwater improvements at Jefferson Square. Jefferson Square is currently a historic public park bounded by Washington Ave and 4th Street in the Pennsport section of the City of Philadelphia. The site is located within a Recreational Zoning District, and is described as Public Park providing passive recreational opportunities. The renovations included the removal and replacement of sidewalk, new lighting, landscaping and associated stormwater management facilities. The proposed renovations resulted in no increase in impervious surface area and alleviated current situations for the design and function of this urban park restoration.
East Walnut Streetscape for North Wales
April Barkasi, President of CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, LLC., was the Project Manager and Principal Engineer responsible providing professional engineering services for this publically funded streetscape project in the heart of the Borough. The project included the extension of a colonial lighting program along E. Walnut Street from Main Street to SEPTA Tracks. The project also included removal, repair, and installation of concrete curbs and sidewalks, the installation of handicap ramps at all intersections. Ms. Barkasi was ultimately responsible for the design, bid administration, and construction administration of the project.
West Nantmeal Comprehensive Plan
April Barkasi, President of CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, LLC., was the Civil Engineer responsible for partnering with Hawk Valley Associates to ultimately prepare a strategic update to the West Nantmeal Comprehensive Plan. The effort has provided the township with an innovative action plan and implementation program for future growth. West Nantmeal’s original comprehensive plan was completed in 1987.
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