Oak Tree Development Group embarked on an ambitious project to add to their real estate portfolio. They knew the size and complexity of the project required a skilled team of professionals capable of meeting an aggressive schedule to satisfy anchor tenant demands. When built out, Lime Spring Square will contain over 655,000 SF of commercial, office and industrial space serving local and high-profile national tenants.
RGS was engaged early in the process to develop conceptual land use options to overcome challenging environmental restrictions, traffic congestion and steep topography. The team worked closely with Oak Tree to maximize development potential and celebrate the unique qualities of the property. The floodplain and stream bisecting the site became an integral part of the project through an innovative restoration design. RGS collaborated with the project team to work with the site topography to maximize land utilization. With over 55 feet of elevation change on the southern portion of the site, the team introduced walls in appropriate locations to accommodate grade change, but also to provide prominent visual features offering a consistent brand and identity across the center.
Oak Tree is enjoying rapid success with the project despite its impressive size and complexity as a six phase project spanning 84 acres. Lime Spring Square is an excellent example of achievements between public and private organizations. RGS and the team employed the strong relationships they forged with the local municipality, DEP, and PennDOT to obtain priority review status on the various permits and approvals. Oak Tree was awarded a one million dollar grant based on the value and improvements to the pedestrian and vehicular circulation including extensive frontage improvements and signalization along the heavily traveled Rohrerstown Road. Upon completion, Lime Spring Square will be a significant long term economic benefit to the local economy and a valuable addition to the Oak Tree portfolio.