City of Wilmington - Public Works Yard
Apex Engineering Incorporated performed a property and topographic survey of the combined parcels, totaling approximately 12 acres with access on Terminal Avenue and New York Avenue in the City of Wilmington, Delaware. The City decided to relocate their operation from the Riverfront to this site since the Riverfront site was too small and wanted to consolidate Public Works and Parks & Recreation. The site consisted of a 145,000 square foot Publics Works Center, a 42,000 square foot Maintenance Facility, a 15,000 square foot Cold Storage Building, Material Storage, a Fuel Farm, Salt Storage, a Vehicle Wash area, and parking for 270 cars and 70 trucks. We prepared a subdivision plan to combine the parcels and a site construction plan that included the design of grading, drainage, storm water management, sanitary sewer, vehicular circulation, and an entrance/exit plan. Placement of the buildings and services with the vehicle circulation around the site were critical components of the site design with the intermixing and maneuverability of trash trucks, snow plows, street cleaning trucks, along with the police fleet and other public works vehicles in addition to employee vehicles. Security was also a concern in the design of the facility. The access points to the site were equipped with security gates and pedestrian gates were strategically placed since the property was located adjacent to a park that the City was trying to revitalize.