Union College – Upper Class Student Apartments
Working with a design build team, Chazen provided civil engineering, landscape architecture and state/municipal permitting services for this 80-bed, three-story supervised residence. The project, which is located within a primarily residential neighborhood, involved the consolidation of 14 tax parcels. The site and structure design were developed to compliment the surrounding neighborhood’s architectural character. Construction required relocation of existing fiber optic lines, power/communications lines and gas mains as well as the removal of a portion of an abandoned canal. Stormwater runoff was captured and treated through the installation of underground infiltration chambers designed in accordance with NYSDEC’s Stormwater Management Design Manual. This was a fast track project that involved the preparation of multiple bid packages in order to maintain the aggressive schedule required to meet the College’s needs. The team successfully secured two variances and site plan approval within three months of submitting the applications to the City.