1. 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….

  2. 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 was required to apply for an NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharge as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s MS4 Program. South…

  3. Palmyra Borough Sinkhole

    A major break in an 8-inch water main caused a geyser, which flowed for nearly six hours before the main was shut down. A large sinkhole developed as a result of the excess water, causing a third of a major traffic intersection to collapse and, consequently, to be closed. In addition the underground utilities in…

  4. Palmyra IW-9 Injection Well Replacement

    The project area in the 900 block of Cherry Street in Palmyra Borough has suffered from sinkholes on a regular basis for more than 50 years. Stormwater naturally drains to the location because of its low elevation, and because of flooding problems, the Borough constructed a stormwater injection well in the late 1960s. For the…

  5. Conowingo TMDL Implementation Planning and Watershed Implementation

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) lists the Conowingo Creek Watershed as an impaired stream. Because the Conowingo is historically a coldwater fishery and at one time supported a viable trout fishery, the Donegal Chapter of Trout Unlimited (DTU) was interested in its restoration. RETTEW worked closely with DTU to secure grant funding…

  6. Palmyra Stormwater Forebay and Wetlands Design

    Railroad Street in the northern section of Palmyra Borough had ongoing flooding issues and required strong stormwater management to provide solutions. However, the Borough needed to secure funding in order to move the project forward. As the Borough Engineer, RETTEW assisted the client in securing Growing Greener Grants for design and construction of the forebay…

  7. Lancaster Police Station Site Development

    The Lancaster City Bureau of Police outgrew its headquarters facility and needed a new state-of-the-art, four-story, 60,000-SF police station. In addition to housing offices for patrol and criminal investigation units, this highly specialized facility would need to accommodate investigation laboratories, a round-the-clock communications center, and a live ammunition firing range. Partnering with an architect nationally…

  8. Paxtang Borough Zoning Ordinance

    Paxtang Borough needed a new zoning ordinance and map that would implement recommendations from the recently adopted mini-comprehensive plan and downtown improvements plan; encourage adaptive reuse, replacement, infill, and redevelopment of vacant and underutilized properties and structures within the downtown and nearby neighborhoods; and ensure consistency with and incorporate recent changes in the Pennsylvania Municipal…

  9. Blossburg Borough Mini-Comprehensive Plan

    Looking to embrace and enhance its industrial heritage, Blossburg Borough needed an updated and usable planning document to guide its community betterment initiatives. They hired RETTEW to help facilitate the comprehensive planning process and create related guidance documents that would reenergize and organize community groups and leaders, residents, and business operators around mutually beneficial projects….

  10. West Penn and Walker Townships Act 537 Sewage Facility Plan Updates

    West Penn and Walker Townships required an Act 537 sewage facility plan update. The previous engineering firm for the Townships prepared an update study over the course of four years, but the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) deemed it incomplete. The Townships wanted RETTEW to complete the study, incorporating as much of the…

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RETTEW Charitable Foundation Awards Grant for What If 101 School Program

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RETTEW’s Elizabeth Helsel Recognized as 2022 Top Solar Designer

RETTEW is pleased to announce Elizabeth Helsel, Design-Build Project Manager, has been recognized as the 2022 Top Solar…

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