West Village Condominiums

posted Sep 24, 2011, 12:40 PM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Oct 31, 2011, 8:16 AM ]
PHILADELPHIA, PA (SITE DESIGN) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with B&T Home Builders,  provided civil engineering and site design services for the West Village Condominiums Development.  This $17M project, involved the construction of 86 stacked condominium units, on approximately two (2) acres in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia.  The condominium units are four (4) stories high with a one-car garage for each unit and privately managed water, sewer, and stormwater.  The project broke ground in January 2010.  

Rodriguez worked with the developer to implement environmentally beneficial building practices that will improve urban livability within this community.  A green roof was designed to reduce the site's impervious area and prevent approximately 27,000 gallons of rainwater from discharging into the combined sewer system during a typical 1" rain event.  Additional stormwater runoff from the site is controlled using porous pavement and landscaped areas.  The  green roof also provides additional green space and enhances the outdoor terrace for building occupants.

  • Water system design: Domestic  and fire service 
  • Sanitary sewer design
  • PA Act 537 permit 
  • NPDES application and permit
  • Stormwater Management—PWD Stormwater Permit
  • Construction Drawings: site plan, grading plan, utility plan, erosion control plans, and construction details.


  • Green Roof
  • Porous Pavement
  • Private Cost Water & Sewer Design


  • Site Area (sq ft): 85,517 
  • Earth Disturbance area (sq ft): 85,517 
  • Post Construction Impervious Area (sq ft):  8,063
  • Proposed Green Roof (sq ft) 43,275
  • Proposed Porous Paving (sq ft): 15,511

Louis Rodriguez,
Oct 1, 2011, 4:35 AM