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.
UF IFAS has facilities around the state that GmuerEng provides engineering plans and permitting for expansions, maintenance, and new facilities. The Live Oak facility needed a storage facility and workroom for farm implements, tractors, and the prep associated with their use. GmuerEng permitted the plan with the SRWMD and provided site plans for construction.
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.
The success of Depot Park has been extraordinary with events bringing the whole City to the park to enjoy the facility and the spectacular pop up entertainment. The influx into this historically industrial area of the City meant that we now needed to consider the active right-of-way use by the community instead of just transportation. To facilitate these events, Gmuer Engineering prepared a re-striping plan for the CRA that would be put into effect Public Works following their repaving of the SE 5th Ave. The before and after was amazing.
This project required only minor site plan design and permitting but allowed for a much needed building addition to the Argos Cement facility in the City of Newberry. In addition to the design, GmuerEng also provided planning services to show compliance with the special use associated with the property.
This private subdivision had some minor maintenance issues associated with their private roadway that they wanted to address. GmuerEng provided a schematic repair plan for use by the management company to bid the project with site work contractors.
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.
The Freddie’s Garden project proposed to subdivide an existing single family lot into 5 new lots for the construction of Luxury 3 Bed / 3 Bath Craftsman Style Cottage. The location is in walking distance to UF, midtown, football games, and classes. Parking was provided in the rear of the homes with one parking space per bedroom. Gmuer Engineering provided the utility plan for the added water and sewer utility connections required to serve the new lots.
Woodbury Row Phase 3 is a perfect example of student housing within the transitional neighborhood area located within a block of the University of Florida. Permitting began in 2017 with a 3 step process; historical compliance, right-of-way vacation, and site plan approval. The site is located within the University Heights Historic District and starts with the proposed the restoration of 4 existing homes with 3 of them being relocated with restored foundations to be closer to the neighborhood sidewalks. The next step was the vacation of a portion of SW 5th Ave which is unusually wide especially for this area of Gainesville and was an obstacle to creating the pedestrian character of the proposed streetscape. The proposed 3 story apartments provide car parking and a couple of units on the 1st floor for a total of 35 new units. Stormwater is provided to offset the new impervious area using underground stormwater facilities located under the 1st floor parking areas. These features of the proposed design are the characteristics that allow for the density needed to maintain student rental viability with a mixture of building types, age, characteristics, scale. It was a pleasure working on this project.
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.
The City of Newberry needed to extend of 12" water main from the intersection of Newberry Lane and NW 238th Terrace running east 10,600 Ft (2 Miles) along SR26 to the proposed Destiny Community Church site. Gmuer Engineering facilitated the design of the route, confirmed land rights requirements, planned for a future sewer route and easement rights, designed four 12" directional bores, permitted the system with FDEP and FDOT, and certified the system for operation upon completion of construction. The project now provides access to potable and fire protection for 2 miles of north and south frontage along SR 26.
City of Newberry
Worth Construction (386) 364-9330
Deren Land Surveying
The needed to pave an existing overflow parking lot that over the years had gained more use. We helped the facilities department and the school's principal respond to feedback from parents and faculty in order to develop a long term solution. Phase 1 added 76 paved spaces (currently under construction) and addresses the initial paving of the lot, maintaining trees where possible, and providing stormwater treatment in close proximity of the source. Phase 2 is a future phase to revise the flow of morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. It was great working with this team.
Chi Omega is a sorority at the University of Florida which wanted to construct the building addition to remodel the kitchen, expand the dining room and house mother suite, add additional bedrooms, etc for approximately 2,400 SF of additional GFA. Exterior improvements include a seating wall and custom courtyard. The existing building was designed and constructed in the 1950's along with the land rights. To get permission for this project, Gmuer Engineering processed a deed revision with the State of Florida and UF along with committee reviews with the University of Florida for the project itself.
This project involved the preparation of schematic plans for the resurfacing of the majority of Newberry Lane - 3,600ft - between US27 and SR26 in the City of Newberry. This was the first project Gmuer Engineering designed for the City and has lead to several followup projects. These pictures are from before construction back in May 2016 and the finished project in December 2016. Construction consisted of base repair in limited areas, milling, resurfacing, driveway aprons, striping, and rumble strip replacement for safety. JWW Construction made the work look easy.
The project was constructed on a brownfield site for pesticides. Permitting through FDEP was required to provide a plan for isolating the contaminant and allow for redevelopment. The largest points of coordination with FDEP were utility installation trenches and the underground stormwater facility. It was critical that the contractor followed the brownfield construction requirements to the letter.
Architect: Donahue Architecture
Contractor: Crabtree Construction
Start: May 2016
End: December 2016
City of Neptune Beach
FL Dept of Env Protection (FDEP)
FL Dept of Transportation (FDOT)