IN THIS SEGMENT, WE TAKE YOU ON A PHOTOGRAPHIC “RIDE ALONG” OF A TYPICAL DAY HERE AT DL HOWELL WHERE THE FIELD AND OFFICE BECOME ONE.. 3, 2, 1….go!
4 SITE VISITS
22 PHONE CALLS
2 ZONING EMERGENCIES
2 WAWA STOPS
Happens every time…the week right before a holiday is ALWAYS crazy. Not sure why, but it just is. More importantly, how did I allow my company newsletter obligation to fall on one of those weeks? Can’t answer that but I assure you it won’t happen again! With that said, and paper still flying here in the office, I’ve decided to just photo-document a recent day at DL Howell. Hmmm…how about Thursday – enjoy the photos!
SITE VISIT 1: STORMWATER OVERSIGHT BAILEY STATION
Historic…..oversee one of the last remaining on-lot seepage beds being constructed at the Bailey Station Subdivision.
Aside: The Bailey Station Subdivision started the approvals process in 2003. Located in Thorndale, PA, it consists of over 400 single family homes and townhouses, has taken over a decade and a half to complete and throughout this subdivision’s “Construction life” it has survived one Great Recession and a multitude of PADEP regulation changes mostly associated with the Federal NPDES Program.
Blah, Blah, Blah,
Write Report… Onsite report preparation!
RETURN EMAILS, PHONE CALLS, CHECK IN WITH OFFICE…
TIME TO GO TO NEXT SITE…
SITE VISIT 2: STORMWATER OVERSIGHT DOWLIN FORGE STATION
Oversee construction of underground seepage bed at Dowlin Forge Station Subdivision. Dowlin Forge Station is located in East Brandywine Township and consists of 200+ townhouse and single-family homes. D.L. Howell is responsible for providing the required stormwater management facility oversight as mandated by the Federal NPDES Permit requirements. No oversight, no NPDES Permit termination…
More Check Subgrade…
More Check Stone…
More Check Pipe…
Ahh…you get the picture…
RETURN MORE EMAILS, PHONE CALLS, ETC…
ZONING EMERGENCY 1:
From field and in between site inspections, work with Client and other land use consultants to save a Chester County Micro-Brewery (that will remain nameless) from dying a slow, painful zoning death… In our business, timing is everything. Sometimes, coordination with and responses to Municipal officials need to happen quickly no matter where you are to keep a project alive. Frankly, this pace is the part I love most about this job….
SITE VISIT 3: SIGHT DISTANCE CHECK SINCLAIR SPRINGS
Sinclair Springs is a 26-acre site located just south of the Borough of Kennett Square. The project is currently under construction and proposes 79 townhouse units. With the construction of the two main entrances to the development complete, DL Howell was asked to confirm that site distance and site triangle calculations meet code. Mission accomplished, the site is code compliant with the removal and relocation of two small bushes…
WAWA STOP NUMBER TWO… COFFEE AGAIN
ZONING EMERGENCY 2:
Coordinate with Municipal zoning officials to, hopefully, keep plans for a community pool moving forward. This one involves a local sports facility and their plans to implement a new pool to be used a part of their 2018 summer recreation program. How quickly can a pool be built?? Facing several zoning hurdles, this one needs immediate attention…Step 1, get a meeting with the Municipality to discuss…
SITE VISIT 4: POOR SOIL ISSUES – PEMBERTON
The “Pemberton” development consists of 82 planned townhouse units and is located in northern New Garden Township. DL Howell was asked to advise on the possibility of changing drainage patterns in light of a small area of poorly draining soils on site….
RETURN THE LAST OF EMAILS, PHONE CALLS FOR THE DAY…
WRITE THIS NEWSLETTER!