Lawrence Court Homeownership Development

posted Sep 24, 2011, 12:17 PM by Louis Rodriguez
PHILADELPHIA, PA (SITE DESIGN) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with Kise Straw & Kolodner Inc. (KSK), provided civil engineering and site design services for the Lawrence Court Homeownership Development, a 50-unit residential development located on a former industrial site.  The developer of the site is the Hispanic Association of Contractors & Enterprises (HACE) a community economic development corporation, founded in 1982 to save a crucial neighborhood mall in the heart of Philadelphia's Latino community.  This $13M project broke ground in October 2009.

Rodriguez was responsible for the providing civil engineering and site design services including: 
  • City Plan Change—Addition of new streets (4th Street & Westmoreland St) to the Philadelphia City Plan.  
  • Stormwater Management & Permitting— conceptual stormwater management plan, drainage calculations and final stormwater design.  Project received PWD Stormwater Permit approval.
  • Water & Sewer Design— creation of private cost water/ sewer design drawings and applicable approval.  
  • Deed Preparation—prepared legal descriptions for 54 parcels.
  • PA Act 537 Permit— Submission of application and documents.
  • Roadway Design—Roadway, paving, sign/striping, and ADA-ramp designs.
  • NPDES Permit — Created erosion and sedimentation plans and application for PADEP review and approval.
  • City Planning & Zoning - Zoning plans, subdivision plan, preliminary and final plat
  • Geotechnical—Coordinated with subconsultant for soil borings and soil infiltration testing for stormwater permit
  • Construction Drawings—existing conditions, site plan, grading plan, utility plan, erosion control plan, lot layout/subdivision plan, construction details


  • Porous Pavement
  • Stormwater infiltration system


  • Site Area (sq ft): 78,760 
  • Earth Disturbance area (sq ft): 64,164 
  • Post Construction Impervious Area (sq ft):  64,662
  • Proposed Porous Paving (sq ft): 10,342

Louis Rodriguez,
Oct 1, 2011, 4:34 AM