Morris Knowles & Associates had the unique opportunity to work with a developer on three separate projects in Bellevue Borough Pennsylvania. This was a unique situation as all three projects were in eyesight of each other, all along Ohio River Boulevard. The developer also owns several other businesses on this section of road.
The first project to wrap up construction was the Enterprise Rental car. This project involved extensive site work; a portion of the site had to be brought up approximately 15 feet in elevation to create a suitable lot for this project. The challenge with this job was working with the existing grades and steep terrain at the rear of the property.
The next project to progress into construction is the property for a proposed Popeye’s restaurant. This site also had its own challenges including utility constraints, PennDOT work and coordination, and extensive site work. A large quantity of engineered fill brought in to increase the usable size of the lot. The rear of the property had its elevation increased approximately 15 feet. Site utilities and remaining rough site work is near completion and the building is has commenced.
The next project that has had construction run nearly concurrent with the proposed Popeyes is a former pizza shop. This site had its own set of challenges as well. An existing railroad tie retaining wall to the East of the property had failed and collapsed into the future Wingstop’s property. A thorough investigation of the failure and the other existing retaining walls was completed, and two new retaining walls were designed for the property. The new Wingstop will re-use the existing building with exterior and interior improvements to be made.
MKA has worked on many projects with the GC of all three of these sites in Bellevue, Franjo Construction. Tasks include site survey work, ALTA survey work, site design and permitting, stormwater management design, construction administration services, landscape design, and site grading and utility work.