Bohler recently joined the project team in celebrating the grand opening of Avalon Piscataway in Piscataway, NJ.

Avalon Piscataway Grand Opening_Bohler Engineering

The 25-acre multifamily community features 13 residential buildings, with some residences dedicated to affordable-housing. The development represents luxury living, with amenities including a courtyard, pool, lounge seating, fireplace, gas grills, a children’s play area, and a pet spa and park.

Bohler provided civil engineering, surveying, permitting and construction management services for the unique project. Our design implemented innovative solutions to several complicated challenges regarding aspects of the site, including:

A Cost-Effective Utility Design

In order to connect to utilities using gravity, the site needed to be raised. Given the large size of the site, this would have resulted in exorbitant earthwork expenses. Bohler creatively designed a solution by implementing a sanitary pump station, minimizing the amount of soil import required.

The size of the site and the buildings’ multiple stories also negatively impacted water pressure for the tenants. By adding water main extensions and water boost pumps, the site design helped achieve a comfortable water flow.

Minimized Wetland Disturbance

Bohler strategically designed the site layout to maximize the development yet minimize potential impacts to the surrounding wetlands. Our team utilized stormwater best management practices with infiltration basins both aboveground and belowground to mitigate stormwater impacts. The final design minimized wetland disturbance.

A Successful Permitting Strategy

Bohler’s permitting efforts required extensive coordination for permits and approvals from many separate agencies. Our team successfully obtained permits from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for Treatment Works Approval and Freshwater Wetlands Permits. We also worked closely with the local municipality for Site Plan and Soil Erosion approval along with the County of Middlesex.

Rendering: The Architectural Team

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