Overcoming Land Challenges to Develop a Desirable Site
The CityGate Corporate Center sits on highly desirable real estate. The property is located near routes 30 and 283 and is close to commercial spaces such as stores, restaurants, and a hotel. The challenge with the CityGate property, however, was its adjacent swamp that made the land difficult to develop.
Maximizing Use of the Site’s Developable Area
CityGate is a two-building corporate center consisting of approximately 144,000 square feet of leasable space. The northern building is a four-story medical and health service building with approximately 60,000 square feet of leasable space. The southern building is a five-story business, professional service, and office building with approximately 84,000 square feet of leasable space.
RGS prepared the Land Development Plan for the 9-acre CityGate site and a Stormwater Plan for the 2-acre Erick Road Parking Site. Determining that the 497 parking spaces provided would not be sufficient for the number of anticipated tenants, an additional 162-space parking lot was approved on the adjoining Erick Road Tract.
Creating a Built Environment While Maintaining and Protecting Streams and Wetlands
Located on wetlands and bordering a federally protected swamp, the CityGate project required remediation work to encapsulate the heavy metals and chemicals on site. The site also required road improvements and extensive stormwater infrastructure.
The site had significant environmental challenges that included not only brownfield remediation efforts, but the evaluation and protection of on-site streams, wetlands, and a historic swamp on and adjoining both properties.
In addition to securing NPDES and E&S approvals, RGS had to receive several general permits related to the discharge conditions that were prepared, reviewed, and approved for the CityGate and Erick Road sites. The RGS team worked collaboratively with the Conservation District, PA Department of Environmental Protection, and the Army Corp of Engineers on the review and approval process to secure the applicable permits for both projects.
RGS also designed stormwater infrastructure to handle runoff from the site, as well as from adjacent properties. Through stringent permitting and site plan efforts, our team successfully achieved a plan for developing the desirable property while preserving its natural environment.
Health Service Solutions for Premier Pediatric Care
CityGate’s northern building is now home to Lancaster General Health’s well-respected pediatric specialty practices, Roseville Pediatrics. Roseville Pediatrics is a comprehensive resource for a child’s health care needs, from preventive care and treatment of common illnesses to managing more complex behavioral and chronic conditions.
Thanks to its growing patient volume, Roseville Pediatrics needed a larger space to care for its young patients. To accommodate for the added patient volume that the northern building provided, RGS had to consider the need it would create for additional parking. RGS also accounted for a covered front entry to make entering the building easier and more comfortable for sensitive patients, and the ability for greater accessibility with a back door entry. Additional traffic and parking plans were also put in place to accommodate CityGate’s two entrances; one from Fruitville Pike and one from Dillerville Road.
Today, CityGate and the new Roseville Pediatrics health services facility provide a bright and welcoming experience for young patients and families.