Lawrence Court Homeownership Development

posted Sep 24, 2011, 12:17 PM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 3:07 PM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (SITE DESIGN) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with the Hispanic Association of Contractors & Enterprises (HACE), provided site/civil engineering and land surveying services for the Lawrence Court Homeownership Development, a 50-unit residential development located on a former industrial site in the St. Hugh section of North Philadelphia. The development consisted of 46 2-story townhomes with a rear parking pad for each unit and privately managed stormwater system. The project involved due diligence, approval processing, site/civil engineering, stormwater management plan, and project close out.   The developer finished construction on this $13M project in 2012.  

Rodriguez provided the following site/civil engineering and land surveying services:
  • Private Cost Water & Sewer System Design - Preparation of a Private Cost Water & Sewer System  plans and specs and coordination with Water Dept. for approval.
  • PA Act 537 Permit & Approval– Prepared PA Act 537 application and coordinated with Water Dept. for approval.
  • PA DEP NPDES Application & Approval – Prepared NPDES application and E&S plans and coordinated with Water Dept. and PADEP for approval .
  • City Plan Change – Coordination of the addition of new streets (4th Street & Westmoreland St) to the Philadelphia City Plan.
  • Roadway Design – Prepared roadway, paving, sign/striping, and ADA-ramp design drawings and coordinated approvals with Streets Department..
  • Geotechnical  – Coordinated soil and permeability tests at infiltration locations for stormwater permit application.
  • Stormwater Management Plan & Approval  – Coordinated with owner and contractor to develop a cost-effective stormwater management plan for the project.  Developed construction plan and coordinated with Water Dept. for stormwater permit approval.
  • Construction Drawings - Grading plan, utility plan, and details. 
For More Information on Lawrence Court

"Maria Gonzalez: Building a new future"Al Día Philadelphia. June 26, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2017.


  • 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
  • New City Streets - 4th Street and Westmoreland St.
  • Porous Pavement

  • Stormwater Infiltration System
  • Private Cost Water & Sewer

Lawrence Court Groundbreaking - 2009