Wiles Mensch Corporation – DC (WM) provided surveying and civil engineering services for a new 273-unit housing development featuring a 189-unit apartment building, 76-unit senior building, and eight townhomes. 90 units are set aside as public housing. WM was responsible for assisting in the evaluation of the existing facilities to determine the potential re-use opportunities for structures and infrastructure.
WM completed a boundary, topographic and utility survey to assess and document existing conditions, as well as an ALTA for financing purposes. The civil team provided services to include utility design, site design, pavement design, grading, sediment + erosion control, and wet + dry utility infrastructure design for the project. The team is also providing stormwater management design, which features extensive greenroof and streetside bioretention planters.
The WM team participated in meetings with DC Public Space, DDOT, DC and utility purveyors to review the alley and road impacts and utility relocations and the new service requirements and utility availability.
To help alleviate the increased density, a private street will be built between Irving Street and Columbia Road, also providing access to 99 underground residential parking spaces and a bike storage room. The project calls for sidewalk improvements, to increase the width of the walkway along Georgia Avenue.
The project is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.
Photos courtesy of: Torti Gallas Urban