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Land Development nfrastructure design and electrical engineering servicesKCW helps developers get the most out of a property with quality, integrated design, and efficient procedures that save you time and money throughout the development process. From land surveying and initial site selection, to infrastructure design and electrical engineering services, we have the capabilities of a large national engineering firm, combined with the responsiveness of a smaller independent firm.

Our land development project experience includes redevelopment and new construction for large institutions like the University of Maryland, Baltimore. We have extensive experience in Maryland and Washington, D.C., including Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, and Cecil County.

Our team can provide all site related construction documents, including contract drawings, developer agreement drawings, cost estimates, and specifications. Additional services include permitting, entitlement, site development, grading, sediment control and stormwater management.

University Of Maryland Baltimore

518 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD

University Of Maryland Baltimore - land development project

New Construction of 15-Story Dormitory with 287 Beds
Rehab of Historical Building – 50 Beds Residence

This project was a joint venture between Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) and A&R Development Corporation. This project involved redevelopment and new construction and historic renovation of properties for reuse as student housing and other UMB school functions. KCW prepared surveys and base plans using Baltimore City Records of property, utility information, and field surveys. KCW designed all road improvements and utility infrastructure to serve a 15-story tower and the historic renovation of an existing building. Streetscape/ hardscape design of Greene Street, Fayette Street, and Paca Street included masonry pavers, tree boxes, masonry walls, park benches and decorative lighting to meet Baltimore City and University of Baltimore standards. The utilities included storm drains, sanitary sewer, water, telecommunication, power, steam and chilled water. KCW worked with a multi-disciplinary team including architects, landscape architects, and engineers. KCW prepared site development, grading, sediment control and stormwater management packages for MDE and Baltimore City Approval. KCW prepared all site related construction documents including contract drawings, Developer Agreement drawings, cost estimates, and specifications. Use of green roof was used as Environmental Site Design (ESD) feature.

Building Area250,000 sf
Site Area0.73 ac
ContractorHarkins Builders, Inc.
DeveloperA & R Development Corporation

Greektown Redevelopment

Oldham Street, Macon Street, Fait Avenue and Hudson Street
Baltimore, MD

Greektown Redevelopment Project

300+ Unit Townhome Development

This project involved redevelopment of an existing trucking facility into a residential community in the City of Baltimore.  The project was originally approved as a Planned Unit Development (P.U.D.) with a variation of multi-story residential apartment / condominium units and townhouses.  Due to marketing analysis, the developer chose to create a townhouse community with two major phases.  Many of the townhouse units are arranged in a mews orientation to face private open spaces.  The 13.5 acre site has been developed with 311 garage townhouses.  The site is served by existing and new public streets and alleys with public sanitary sewer, water mains and storm drains.  KCW prepared all surveys and construction documents, including contract drawings and specifications, using computer aided drafting systems (AutoCADD) on time and within budget.  KCW prepared cost estimates for the City’s developers agreement process and design decision making.  Public hearings were held to present concerns throughout the design process and to minimize impacts.  Community ideas and concerns were incorporated into final design wherever possible.  KCW provided coordination and document preparation services for all permit acquisitions.

No. of Resident Townhouse Units311
Development Cost$3,000,000
Site Area13.5 ac
DeveloperKettler Land Development

Holy Family Church, Davidsonville

826 W. Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD


Multipurpose building addition

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church is an existing church located on a 10.8 acre property known as 826 West Central Avenue in Davidsonville. Access to the site is from West Central Avenue (MD Rte 214) about 600 feet west of Davidsonville Road (MD Rte 424). A Multi-Purpose Building Addition and Parking was designed and constructed; this expansion included 20,000 s.f. of building addition and 50,000 s.f. of paved parking lot.  The original site was developed in 1990 with a Worship Center, Parish Center (multi-purpose building), parking, and stormwater management.  For the 2009 improvements it was necessary to process a Site Development Plan and Grading Permit Plan for the proposed improvements. Engineering related tasks included utility work; storm drainage and sanitary along with septic, stormwater management, grading, landscaping, forest conservation, site layout, American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility.

Building Area20,000 sf
Site Area10.8 ac
OwnerArchdiocese of Baltimore
ArchitectCorkill Cush Reeves, PA.
ContractorHopkins & Wayson

Barclay/ Midway/ Old Goucher Redevelopment – Phase 2 Rentals

E. 20th Street, E. 21st Street, and Barclay Street
Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Land Development Project

5 Buildings – 67 Unit Rental Units

Phase 2 Rentals is part of a 5.5 acre site in the Barclay area of Baltimore, MD that was previously occupied with residential and commercial buildings.  It is proposed to redevelop the area with new rental dwelling units, and a community center. Phase 2 Rentals includes construction of 67 rental units in 5 new apartment buildings and rehabilitation of 2 rental units in an existing rowhouse.  A community center is included on the lower level of the building at Barclay Street and E. 20th Street. This project area is bounded by E. 21st Street to the North, Barclay Street to the West, Heaver Street to the South, and alley west of Greenmount Avenue to the East.  KCW was responsible for Civil Engineering and Land Surveying to include site planning, zoning variances, topographic and boundary surveys, grading plans, site development plan, subdivision plan, Developer Agreement plans, sediment control plans, stormwater management in accordance with 2010 Environmental Site Design criteria, and Baltimore City Green Buildings criteria.

No. of Residential Rental Units67
Total Cost$9,000,000
Site Area5.5 acres
DeveloperTelesis Corporation
ArchitectLami Grubb Architects, LP
ContractorRepal Construction, Inc.

In over 35 years of engineering and surveying services, KCW has developed broad knowledge and expertise with land development projects, public works capital improvement projects, and regulated utility work. Contact KCW to discuss your land development project and see how our experience can work to your advantage.

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