1. Quarryville Borough Active Transportation Plan

    Quarryville Borough received total grant funding of $20,000 through WalkWorks, a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to develop an active transportation plan. Active transportation is any self-propelled, human-powered mode of transportation, such as walking or bicycling. Demonstrating experience with…

  2. Hamilton Streetscape

    Hamilton Street is the City of Allentown’s main thoroughfare in the Business District, and like in many older cities, its pedestrian streetscape was a hodgepodge of various improvement projects constructed by different consultants over a time span of 50-plus years. Accordingly, it had no uniform theme of landscaping or pedestrian amenities, and ADA accessibility varied…

  3. Hamilton Connector

    The original Hamilton Connector was a two-level pedestrian plaza originally constructed in the early 2000s. Although it was landscaped and provided for the display of public art, the Connector mainly functioned as an access corridor between adjoining businesses and surrounding streets because it did not offer pedestrians a reason to linger and use or enjoy…

  4. Artswalk Court Street

    Court Street was a typical urban alley with narrow sidewalks, poor lighting, and poor pavement. These conditions made driving and walking an unpleasant experience, with pedestrians usually walking in the middle of the alley in conflict with vehicles. Unfortunately, this alley was within the City’s Art’s District and provided a direct shortcut link between several…

  5. West Hempfield Township Pollutant Reduction Plan

    As an MS4 permittee, West Hempfield Township needed to submit a pollutant reduction plan (PRP) to comply with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s MS4 Program requirements. The Township needed to determine the existing pollutant loading rates attributed to the MS4-regulated area, and identify stormwater best management practices (BMP) to reduce sediment, phosphorus, and nitrogen…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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….

  9. Lancaster Amtrak Station Site Improvements

    Amtrak and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania invested millions of dollars to make improvements to the Lancaster train station including convenience, speed, and safety for commuters traveling between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. The improvements needed to meet Amtrak standards. RETTEW provided all site engineering design services to obtain local authority and agency approvals for this project. RETTEW’s…

  10. Siegrist Mill Covered Bridge Rehabilitation

    Lancaster County cares deeply about the heritage of its covered bridges, which account for 10 percent of all of the covered bridges in the state and 1 percent of all existing covered bridges nationwide. The Siegrist’s Mill Covered Bridge sustained major damage during Tropical Storm Lee. The storm washed the bridge off its abutments, and…

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