West Village Condominiums

posted Sep 24, 2011, 12:40 PM by Louis Rodriguez   [ updated Aug 22, 2017, 3:02 AM ]

PHILADELPHIA, PA (LAND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING) - Rodriguez Consulting LLC (Rodriguez), under contract with B&T Home Builders (BTHB), provided site/civil engineering and land surveying services for the West Village, a housing development located 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 involved due diligence, approval processing, site/civil engineering, stormwater management plan, and project close out.   The developers finished construction on this $17M project in 2016. 

Rodriguez Contribution
Rodriguez worked with the developer to implement environmentally beneficial building practices that would improve urban livability within this community.  A green roof was designed to reduce the sites 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. Rodriguez provided the following site/civil engineering and land surveying services: 
    • Water System Design - Preparation of a Private Cost Water System  plans and specs and coordination with Water Dept. for approval.
    • Private Sewer System Design 
    • 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 .
    • 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 West Village

    "New Apartments, Old Glory In West Philadelphia". Hidden City Philadelphia. October 23, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2017.

    "New market rate development in the middle of West Philadelphia". PhiladelphiaHeights. February 8, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2017.

                SITE FACTS

                • 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
                UTILITY SYSTEMS
                • Green Roofs 
                • Porous Pavement
                • Subsurface Infiltration
                • Subsurface Management
                • Private Cost Water & Sewer Systems