1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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….

  5. 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…

  6. City of Williamsport Economic Development and Planning Consulting

    The City of Williamsport continues to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation and was looking for creative ways to capitalize on this advantage. The City wanted to proactively address its infrastructure maintenance issues, further advance its Capital Investment and Improvement Plans, and expand the city’s ongoing community revitalization projects to infuse economic…

  7. Cumberland Valley Rail Trail

    The client acquired an 10.75-mile abandoned railroad corridor in Cumberland Valley. The goal was twofold: (1) develop this former railroad into a first-class regional recreation trail for hikers and cyclists and a separate facility for equestrian users and (2) preserve a historical transportation corridor. In addition to the significant design challenges and safety concerns, acquiring…

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Pequea 6 (Ronks Road) Bridge Officially Opened

The County of Lancaster opened the Pequea 6 Bridge on Ronks Road in East Lampeter and Strasburg Townships….

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Phase II of UAJA Solar Array Formally Completed

The University Area Joint Authority (UAJA), Solar Renewable Energy, LLC (SRE), and RETTEW held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on…

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