A Large, Multi-Site Land Development and Site Design Project for LCBC
RGS partnered with LCBC to support the design of its four campus locations in Manheim, Ephrata, Hanover, and York.
Land Development for LCBC Manheim
For LCBC’s Manheim location, RGS designed a land development plan for its 34-acre site to add 115,500 SF to its existing facility. The addition featured a 2,500-seat auditorium, offices, and classrooms. With the addition of the large auditorium, the re-configuration of site circulation was critical to allow for functional traffic flow. The project also included the design of several multi-purpose sports fields for use by local youth sports clubs.
The project required a special exception for the proposed use in a rural residential district and variances for building height and lot coverage. To meet stormwater management requirements, an extensive installation of porous asphalt was utilized in the overall site design. At the time, the porous asphalt installation at the LCBC Manheim Campus was one of the largest applications of porous pavement in the state, aside from the Manheim Auto Auction.
Land Development and Site Development for LCBC York
At the York site, a car dealership was transformed into a new church facility. The existing building was renovated to accommodate a 580-seat auditorium. Portions of the existing parking lot were preserved while other areas were reconstructed to meet the needs of the congregation and the Township’s standards. The site’s existing stormwater facility was used to meet stormwater requirements. To navigate Township requirements and ensure a smooth process, our team prepared 3D models to serve as an aid during public meetings and to provide a visual of certain landscape buffers.
Land Development for LCBC Ephrata
LCBC redeveloped an existing school site to house a 750-seat auditorium in Ephrata. The existing school building was demolished to make room for the parking and new church facility. Beyond our team’s land development and site work, we helped the project receive recognition from the Lancaster County Conservation District for its innovative stormwater management design. The design included two bio-retention facilities downstream of several underground stone infiltration beds within the parking areas.
Land Development for LCBC Hanover
After LCBC renovated an existing building to accommodate the needs of its congregation in Hanover, the site required additional parking to meet the needs of its members. The existing parking lot was expanded, and a stormwater management facility was installed. RGS was instrumental in securing Land Development, NPDES and HOP permit approvals from the Township, PADEP, and PennDOT, respectively.