Southern Scholarship Foundation Parking Lot Expansion increased the parking from 19 existing spaces to 38; doubling the capacity. Stormwater was placed in underground chambers and was constructed during the summer of 2019.
The Farm Bureau in the City of Alachua wanted to relocate to the Alachua Publix Marketplace with a new building, parking lot, and a large grassed area for community events. The site is located north of the retail strip containing Hungry Howie’s. Gmuer Engineering was happy to design the site plan, permit the site plan with regulatory agencies (City of Alachua, Suwannee River Water Management District) and supply site plans for construction.
Located on US90 in Lake City near I-75 is a new 6-story Courtyard Marriott. Gmuer Engineering completed a master plan of the 20.67 acre property and then developed the phase 1 construction plans for this first hotel which included the main utilities, master stormwater facility, main internal driveway, the US90 FDOT directional Median opening, and the parking for the hotel. We look forward to future phases of the development.
The US90 exit of I-75 in Lake City is a great location for hospitality businesses that are oriented to serve the highway traveler. From college football games to the staging of emergency responders, this area serves a critical role for local attractions and the infrastructure of our state. Gmuer Engineering evaluated a 20.67 acre property that consisted of wetlands and a former RV park with gas station. An existing wet stormwater pond was also located on the site that was serving the adjacent Holiday Inn and Ruby Tuesday and mainly served as the source of fill for the construction of those previous developments. The goal of the master plan was to enable the site to prominently accommodate three major brand hotels, two restaurants, pools and amenities for the hotels, major road connections, internal circulation, and future capacity for a potential multi-family development. To achieve this goal, Gmuer Engineering consolidated the stormwater facilities to the rear of the site and master planned all the associated infrastructure including stormwater conveyance, sewer infrastructure to each out parcel, multi-sourced fire protection and potable water network, interconnections to adjacent developments, and driveway connection to US90. This increased the efficiency of infrastructure outlays while not over building; following a JIT philosophy. GmuerEng provided the land planning, civil engineering, master plan design, master plan permitting, and construction services for this project.
Located within the Villages of West End, this 58 unit townhouse development is within close proximity to Tioga Town Center and backs onto the West End Golf Course. The site plan was divided into two phases and met all of the conditions of the overlying PD zoning and Alachua County Land Development Code. Gmuer Eng prepared a conceptual plan that was able to provide all 58 units allowed by the PD and allowed the County to consolidate the preliminary and final review processes. The northeast corner of the property was adjacent to a relic sinkhole. This natural feature was protected by a buffer conservation management area and surrounded by natural open space consisted of large oaks and common area with multi-use trails. The landscaped stormwater facility was designed to minimize its footprint and was back dropped by an amazing keystone block retaining wall topped by a 3 rail fence. Permitting was completed with Alachua County for the site plan, FDOT for the Archer Rd driveway, Public Works for the 124th Blvd driveway, GRU for the looped water main and gravity wastewater system, Clay Electric for power, and SRWMD for the stormwater system. Homes are being constructed by Moranda Homes and are in a 6 unit per building configuration.
Ellianos Coffee Company is a dominant regional brand and has been growing their franchise system throughout north central Florida. It was founded in 2002 by experienced entrepreneurs and coffee-lovers, Scott and Pam Stewart of Lake City who developed a successful specialty coffee shop with double-sided drive-thru serving the highest quality specialty coffee beverages in a way that would meet the demands of busy Americans. The new City of Alachua site is located across from Santa Fe High School just up the hill from Publix and is poised to be a perfect location to serve the City of Alachua and Gainesville commuters via US 441. Design and permitting were challenging only due to the three road frontages operated by three separate entities and a unique business model that the local land development code had not anticipated. We were able to provide roadway connections from the front and rear, the double sided drive-thru, bypass lanes, utility connections and extensions, and seven different permitting applications plus two post approval design modifications to further reduce infrastructure costs in coordination with the City of Alachua.
We are happy to have qualified for the Continuing Services Contract with the City of Alachua in Civil Engineering and Stormwater Management.
The existing site was the former home of a light manufacturing facility. The new owner is developing the 11.3 acre property to relocate their car auction facility. The building was modified to allow for auctions in the warehouse portion of the building and the majority of the improvements were made to the site to accommodate the accumulation of vehicles leading up to auction day and the arrival of brokers to the site for the scheduled event. The building is 11,520 SF with site improvements consisting of expansion to 88 parking spaces up front, check in building, and a significant outdoor storage area in the rear. The additional impervious area required expansion of the stormwater management facilities with additional utility service connections for fire hydrants. We designed the site plan and permitted the site plan with the City of Alachua and Suwanee River Water Management District.
We had a great opportunity to help UF Transportation and Parking replace two existing vehicle exclusion zone gates with flashing signs posts. The installations maintain circulation of service, bus, and emergency vehicle access while keeping standard traffic out of these high pedestrian traffic areas. A great project we were happy to help with.
The City of Newberry received a Grant from the SRWMD for the construction of 120 feet of 8" Water Main that includes a portion of directional bore under US 27 as well as the installation of 550 feet of 8" PVC Sewer Main with Manholes along with new sewer laterals to the 9 services that includes both private residenses and commercial businesses. Gmuer Engineering facilitated the design, defined the survey scope and clarified the route, revised the proposed design to provide greater fire coverage with a proposed fire hydrant, and delineation of a proposed public utility easement.