1. Paradise Township Community Park Master Plan

    Paradise Township experienced significant growth that impacted community facilities in the township, including parks and recreation. To proactively address the need for additional park facilities for existing and future residents to enjoy, the Township hired RETTEW to develop a master site plan for the Paradise Township Community Park on an approximately 29-acre tract. The park…

  2. Highspire Borough Stormwater Fee Study

    Small municipalities face tremendous financial burden in managing stormwater and complying with water quality regulations. Enacted and enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, these regulations, while beneficial, caused Highspire Borough to search for alternative funding for maintaining stormwater management facilities. RETTEW began assisting the Borough by presenting…

  3. East Main Street Stormwater Improvements

    West Earl Township experienced localized flooding and infrastructure deterioration along East Main Street in Brownstown caused by stormwater runoff. Rain events resulted in hazardous conditions for motorists and pedestrians. Main Street serves as a connection between the schools, parks, public transit, residences, and local businesses. Streets and homes were often flooded, and the curbs, sidewalks,…

  4. Roadway Void Detection Survey

    Our client experienced poor surface drainage and subsidence along a roadway in central Pennsylvania. These occurrences made road conditions dangerous. RETTEW/Enviroscan’s geophysics team surveyed the terrain to locate the source of the problem. The unique site conditions of this project required a combination of geophysical techniques to determine the proper solution. We performed four different…

  5. Valley Run Assessment and Monitoring

    Radnor Township wanted a better understanding of how the conversion of a parking lot into a parking garage, dormitory, and accessory buildings on the Villanova University campus might impact Valley Run. The Township asked RETTEW, as a neutral, third party, to assess the physical conditions and health of the stream and provide results in a…

  6. Greater Mansfield Region Mini-Comprehensive Plan

    The four municipalities of the Greater Mansfield Region–Covington Township, Mansfield Borough, Putnam Township, and Richmond Township–planned to make a major investment in their potable water supply by interconnecting the Blossburg Borough water system to the Mansfield Borough water system. The Mansfield Regional Valley Group was created to develop a water supply planning report. Stemming from…

  7. Valley Township Community Readiness Assessment

    Over the years, Valley Township discussed various initiatives and projects that never materialized. They needed a project management tool to help identify and focus on priority needs and goals, and the steps required to achieve them. RETTEW stepped in and facilitated strategic planning discussions using our own community readiness assessment (CRA). The CRA took one…

  8. Felton Borough Capital Improvements Plan

    Felton Borough needed to make capital improvements to its sewer system, streets, stormwater system, and municipal facilities. The small Borough had limited capacity and funding available to implement projects. They needed direction on prioritizing projects and allocating their funds effectively. RETTEW’s familiarity with the Borough and our expertise in group facilitation and community planning helped…

  9. Radnor Township Planning Services

    Radnor Township needed a consultant to assist with multiple planning issues. First was a proposal to redevelop a key site along I-476 into a mixed-use development. Challenges included opposition from a competing developer and accommodating increased density while minimizing traffic. The Township wanted an impartial opinion of the maximum build-out under its current zoning ordinance….

  10. South Middleton Township MS4 GIS Mapping

    South Middleton Township, home to the Village of Boiling Springs, is 14 miles southwest of Harrisburg. Because the township includes Urban Area as defined by the 2010 United States Census, South Middleton is required to apply for an NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharge as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MS4 Program. South…

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