SITE DEVELOPMENT


Civil Design, Inc. specializes in all aspects of site development. We design and develop comprehensive concept and final plans that provide the appropriate site, utility and grading solutions needed for each specific project site. By proactively coordinating with the owner, project team, governing agencies and utility companies, we create designs that are cost effective and ready for construction. Our knowledgeable team of professionals anticipates potential site challenges and designs efficient solutions that minimize obstacles, keeping projects on schedule and within budget.

Site Development: John Falk, PE
T: 314-880-4427
E: jfalk@civildesigninc.com

Site Development Services
  • City planning and zoning
  • Construction management
  • Construction plans
  • Construction specifications
  • Parking lot layout
  • Sanitary sewer system design
  • Site selection assistance
  • Site master planning
  • Storm water detention/retention
  • Storm water hydraulics and hydrology
  • Streetscape design
  • Utility design and coordination
  • Water system design
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE – PJCS THORNTON’S ACADEMIC CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
SITE DEVELOPMENT

Engineering a Stronger Community: Enabling student-athlete academic excellence at the University of Louisville

The University of Louisville is a longtime client of CDI. The most recent project that CDI completed on campus was the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium – Thornton’s Academic Center for Excellence (TACE). The TACE was designed and constructed to house the academic operations for the entire athletic department. The center features a cafeteria, tutorial areas, laboratories, office areas and classroom spaces. CDI was on contract to provide all surveying and civil engineering including; site, utility, and grading design. The facility was designed to be an integral part of the south side of the existing Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium which required significant site, utility and grading modifications to ensure a natural fit of the major addition to the existing stadium.
Client: Rosser Architects, Inc.

Owner: University of Louisville
Year: 2016
Size: 40,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $14 million

Repeat Client Note: CDI was recently selected to provide all surveying and civil engineering services for the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium North Expansion which is a $62 million addition with an anticipated completion date of Summer 2018.
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THE RESIDENCES AT BOLAND PLACE
SITE DEVELOPMENT

The Residences at Boland Place is a proposed mixed-use 200 residence multi-family/mixed use community located in the City of Richmond Heights. The facility is designed to be an organic addition to the neighborhood by redeveloping two abandoned properties.

Civil Design, Inc. (CDI) was selected to provide all site design services for this project. The property is located within a single family residential district, so a change of zoning had to be approved by the City’s Planning and Zoning board. CDI worked with the project team to provide Planning and Zoning documents and to prepare the client with presentation materials for each committee and board meeting. CDI was also selected to provide biddable construction documents for the project.


Owner: ILI Communities LLC
Architect: Fugleberg Koch
Year: Planning & Zoning Approval – January 2016
Size: Size: Approx. 2.5 acres
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PIAZZA ON WEST PINE
SITE DEVELOPMENT

Engineering a Stronger Community:

The Piazza on West Pine is a new multi-family apartment building located in the Central West End. It contains 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units with reserved gated parking. The development is located within walking distance of shopping, dining, St. Louis University and the Cortex Innovation District.

Civil Design, Inc. (CDI) was selected to provide all site design services for this project. The property was located in a restricted watershed, meaning MSD had certain strict water quality and detention requirements. CDI recommended an innovative system of underground detention that both met MSD’s volume reduction and flood protection requirements. CDI also worked with local utility agencies to provide domestic water, fire water and natural gas to the development. CDI provided biddable construction documents and construction administration services for this project.

Owner: Pisano Contracting
Architect: VE Design
Year: Summer 2017
Size: Size: Approx. 1.0 acres
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LOUISVILLE ZOO – ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER
SITE DEVELOPMENT

Engineering a Stronger Community: Enhancing Education, Recreation and Tourism in the City of Louisville

The Louisville Zoo is a repeat client of CDI. The most recent project that CDI completed at the Zoo was the Elephant Encounter. The project included expansion of the Elephant Yard, interior renovation of the Elephant Encounter Building, realignment of pedestrian pathways and all associated site grading and drainage. CDI was on contract to provide all surveying and civil engineering including; site, utility, and grading design.
Client: PGAV Destinations

Owner: Louisville Zoo – Louisville Metro
Year: 2016
Size: 2 acres
Cost: $2 million

Repeat Client Note: CDI was recently selected to provide all civil engineering services for the African Primate Outpost on the Edge and Leopard Leap Exhibits which is a $5 million addition with an anticipated completion date of late 2017.

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UMSL COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY – PATIENT CARE CENTER
SITE DEVELOPMENT

UMSL’s new College of Optometry Patient Care Center opens to serve eye patients from around the community. The new two-story, 35,000 square foot facility will house clinical space for adult and children’s eye care services. The building also features 13,000 square feet of additional support space the building offers, partnerships with nursing, dental and other health-care providers.

CDI was contracted to perform all site civil engineering services for this project. CDI used its experience working at the UMSL campus and the St. Louis area to provide quick coordination with utility companies and MSD. The site features a large parking area with pedestrian drop off at the building entry. The site also features storm water bioretention basins that act for filter storm water before it enters the storm sewer system. The site was designed to be fully ADA compliant. The building location and elevation, as well as the site grading, was designed to be ready for a future building addition. CDI provided construction drawings (site, utility, grading), specifications and cost estimate for public bid.

Owner: University of Missouri-St. Louis, HOK
Year: 2016
Size: 48,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $15.2 Million
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THE MUNY
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Engineering a Stronger Community: Continuing to enhance the performing arts in the St. Louis area

The largest outdoor theater in the United States, the Muny is a landmark in St. Louis and the Midwest. Being a century old, the complex needed a new 8,000 sq. ft. rehearsal building addition, a 2,000 sq. ft. kitchen/bath addition, a 4,000 sq. ft. backstage set canopy, and an accessible walk at the entrance.

Owner: Municipal Theatre Association
Architect: HOK
MEP Engineer: Wm. Tao Assoc.
Structural Engineer: SSE
General Contractor: BSI
Year: 2007
Size: 14,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $3.6 million
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LEMAY COMMUNITY & AQUATIC CENTER
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Engineering a Stronger Community: uniting a community with the benefits of a new recreational facility for families in South St. Louis County.

The Lemay community in South St. Louis County is excited to enjoy their new community and aquatic center. A partnership between the St. Louis County Port Authority and St. Louis County Parks and Recreation, this new facility will be located in Jefferson Barracks Park. The new 44,000 square foot building will house cardio and fitness areas, gymnasium, multi-purpose facilities, walking/jogging track, meeting rooms, childcare, and a kitchen.

Civil Design, Inc. provided all land surveying and site civil engineering for this project. CDI also performed a topographic and boundary survey for the project. Surveying responsibilities included full site survey, boundary survey in order to generate easement exhibits and legal descriptions, construction field survey in order to confirm unsuitable soil remediation limits/quantities for unit price compensation. Civil site construction plans included site, utility, grading, construction staging, details and sewer profiles. The existing project site had a few challenges, namely, topographic relief and sinkholes. The site had 3 active sinkholes, so the project team worked closely with the owner and Geotechnical Engineer to position the building and outdoor pools in an area of low risk. As part of the project design, one large sinkhole had to be remediated. CDI also worked closely with MSD in order to use the sinkholes as drainage features, working with nature instead of against it. CDI designed both bioretention and underground detention facilities, in order to filter and clean storm water, while also providing storm water detention, respectively. CDI worked with Cannon design in order to nestle the building into the steep site grades, helping both costs and site aesthetics.

Client: St. Louis County
Year: 2014
Size: Approx. 44,000 sq. ft.
Cost: Approx. $15 million
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AMEREN MISSOURI
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Engineering a Stronger Community: Protecting our environment by providing a system to capture potentially harmful runoff

Ameren is now required by Federal Law to provide spill control measures at substations where the equipment contains more than 1000 gallons of oil. The following spill control design criteria are implemented at all qualified sites:
  • All qualified equipment that contain greater than 1,000 gallons should be contained
  • Containment shall be sized for 125% of the largest piece of oil-filled equipment
  • Spill control system must be capable of holding or passing the 25-year, 24-hour storm event.
Spill Control Designs
  • Perimeter Earth Berms
  • Reinforced Concrete Curbing
  • Manhole with Oil Stop Valve
  • C-LOC containment walls
  • Manhole with Oil Minder Pump
  • Oil Water Separators
  • Detention Systems
  • Trench Drain Collection Systems
  • Containment Vaults
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PARK PLACE
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Engineering a Stronger Community: Providing high-density residential housing in a very popular area of St. Louis

One of the most sought-after complexes in a most sought-after locale, Clayton Park Place offers 14 condominium units with park and city views. Other unique features of the property include penthouse suites, spacious terraces, elevators and underground, heated parking. The development will have concrete and steel subfloors, steel stud walls and noise reduction flooring.

CDI provided all site, utility and grading design for new and existing buildings. Site work included parking, walkways and loading dock placement, and concrete and asphalt design. Utility design included new storm, sanitary, water and gas services.

Client: Trivers Associates
Owner: RJ York Development
Year: 2008
Size: 47,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $15 million
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THE GEORGIAN
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Engineering a Stronger Community: Preserving an historic building and site while also filling a need for downtown housing

St. Louis' Old City Hospital is a historic landmark with 12 buildings set on a gently rolling hillside near downtown. Recent renovations promise to breathe new life into the area with residential, office and retail space. The first phase of the project is the Georgian, a 104-unit condominium development with stunning views of the St. Louis arch and the skyline. CDI provided all site design for the Georgian, including multiple parking lots and driveways, utility connections, public and interior sidewalks and site fencing.

Client: Lawrence Group
Owner: Gilded Age Renovation, LLC
Year: 2007
Size: 125,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $30 million
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WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Engineering a Stronger Community: Enabling 6-8 grade students to achieve their potential by providing more classrooms and learning facilities

With a striking hilltop location near St. Louis Mills Shopping Center, West Middle School covers nearly 11 acres. CDI provided all site, utility and grading, including parking lots with vehicle/fire truck access, an outdoor play area, a track and athletic fields, storm (2,400 ft.) and sanitary (500 ft.) sewers, storm water detention, water and natural gas services, and grading for 25-foot modular block retaining walls.

Client: TR,i Architects
Owner: Hazelwood School District
Year: 2007
Size: 113,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $16.5 million
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ARROWPOINT ELEMENTARY
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Engineering a Stronger Community: Providing K-5 students in the Hazelwood School District with a modern learning facility

Arrowpoint Elementary is a new 652-student school on a heavily wooded 30-acre site in North St. Louis County. Its prominent entry features a circular bus apron with drop-off lanes and parking to the east of the building.

CDI provided site development for the Arrowpoint project, including parking and bus lane layouts, play areas and a paved roadway access to bordering roads. Utility design included storm sewers (1500 ft.), sanitary sewers (600 ft.), and a 43,000 cubic foot detention basin.

Client: Thomas Roof, Inc.
Owner: Hazelwood School District
Year: 2004
Size: 83,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $8.6 million
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FOX SCHOOL DISTRICT
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Engineering a Stronger Community: Providing new learning facilities for students in Jefferson County

Initially designed for up to 600 students, Fox Middle School built an expansion wing into its plans for the future. The middle school will be but one of three schools to share the Fox District's Friedman campus.

CDI was responsible for all site, utility and grading on the Fox Middle School project. Site design included drop-off and fire/emergency lanes, an outdoor courtyard/theater, and grass playing fields. Utility design specific to the middle school included storm sewers and detention facilities, while water, sanitary sewer and gas mains were designed for the overall campus. Tiered parking and creek bed swales were used in the grading to blend the new building into its topography.

Client: TR,i Architects
Owner: Fox C-6 School District
Year: 2010
Service: 82,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $15 million
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LIFE SCIENCES BUSINESS INCUBATOR
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Engineering a Stronger Community: Attracting new high-tech businesses to the state

The University of Missouri - Columbia has partnered with local investors to attract life science business enterprises to the region. CDI prepared all civil engineering services for the Life Sciences Incubator, including site layout, accessible walkways, loading dock, parking lots and the MU facility connector roadway. Utility design included storm drainage, sanitary sewer, fire and domestic water, and natural gas services. CDI coordinated new and existing utility mains to help transition public and private utility services.

Client: Cannon Design
Owner: University of Missouri
Year: 2008
Size: 33,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $9 million
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS RESEARCH FACILITY
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Dunaway Engineering / Civil Design Inc. worked on the site development for the U of L Multi-Disciplinary Research Facility Phase II located at 580 South Preston. The project required working hand-in-hand with the architect on a detailed concrete and paver design for the sidewalks as well as reconstruction of Abraham Flexnor, a private street. Detailed grading of the site was needed to provide proper drainage and performance of the research building. Extensive research was implemented to determine the best performing and cost effective material to be used for the street and sidewalk material. Dunaway Engineering / Civil Design Inc. assisted the mechanical engineers in receiving the proper approvals from MSD.

Dunaway Engineering / Civil Design Inc. was the Civil Engineer of Record for the University of Louisville’s 288,000 square foot Clinical and Translational Research Building constructed at 505 S. Hancock Street. This facility will create a front door for the University of Louisville’s East Medical Research Complex located on the Health Sciences Campus. This facility has received a GOLD LEED Certification.
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SOUTH PARKING LOT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE PAPA JOHN'S CARDINAL STADIUM
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Dunaway Engineering / Civil Design Inc. worked on the design of a 5,000 space parking lot which has been constructed south of the University of Louisville Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium located on Floyd Street.

Dunaway Engineering / Civil Design Inc was responsible for a topographic survey of the 39 acre site and the grading / drainage for the parking lot. The drainage design for this project included evaluating the existing conditions to determine which drainage systems the existing drainage was going into and the design of multiple detention basins for handling the additional runoff that would be generated by the new parking lot. The design of the detention basins was critical to assure this parking lot would not have a negative impact on the combination sewers downstream which were causing flooding problems prior to this project on the University of Louisville Campus during storm events. This project was on an expedited schedule which we worked diligently to meet.

Dunaway Engineering / Civil Design Inc. also provided surveying and civil engineering services for the expansion of the Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. As a member of the design team Dunaway Engineering / Civil Design Inc. has assisted UL with finding a solution to address the problems of oil in the storm system from previous CSX operations on this site. The expansion includes rerouting existing utilities, designing new utilities to serve the expansion, designing new entrances, grading for expansion of stadium, submitting plans for agency review approvals and coordinating with review agencies for construction approvals.
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DEFOE GRAHAM HOUSING
SITE DEVELOPMENT
Engineering a Stronger Community: Providing new or renovated housing choices for Missouri students

An integral part of the university's Residential Life Master Plan, the Defoe Graham project included renovation of two existing buildings and the construction of three new ones. The complex provides 814 new beds, along with seminar rooms, kitchens, lounges and study space. Existing buildings were retrofitted for accessibility. CDI prepared all bridging documents for Defoe Graham, including site, utility and grading plans, including site access roadways, accessible walkways/retaining walls, realignment of existing storm/sanitary sewer mains, as well as new storm/sanitary sewer facilities, and water and gas services.

Client: The Lawrence Group
Owner: Gilded Age Renovation, LLC
Year: 2009
Size: 270,000 sq. ft.
Cost: $55 million