As the first phase of a large, multi-phased subdivision and land development project in Lancaster, PA, Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative (LFFC) represented a unique challenge for RGS. The client, Oak Tree Development Group, required an aggressive timeframe for creative design and plan approvals for a new 61,275 sq. ft. produce warehouse and distribution facility. The initial challenges RGS faced were the subdivision of an 84-acre parent tract, the beginning of phased environmental permitting and designing for the immediate needs of LFFC while still providing for the flexibility of future phases in what would become the Lime Spring Square Masterplan.
RGS worked closely with its client to develop a number of sketch designs in order to meet the tenant’s short-term and long-term goals. These goals included the design of an initial phase of the warehousing facility and the potential to add over 20,000 sq. ft. future expansion. This expansion included additional parking and building area requiring RGS to develop creative stormwater management solutions in order to ensure that LFFC’s long-term growth goals for the facility are achievable. RGS’ working relationship with the township helped to ensure the project plans were approved while meeting Oak Tree’s condensed timeline for plan development and construction. RGS continues to accommodate LFFC’s future expansion as it fits into the overall masterplan and ongoing environmental permitting that includes a stream restoration to Brubaker Run within the overall Lime Spring Square project.