Central Park Conservancy

Open Space Institute

Tapestry on the Hudson & Sky Garden

IDA Yarbrough Homes Redevelopment

Heritage Block Improvement Project

Capital Roots – Urban Grow Center

Capital Roots – Permeable Parking Lot

Hope House

Capital Roots – Capital District Community Gardens

Central Park Conservancy

NY, NY

Chazen has been providing professional land surveying services to Central Park Conservancy on various projects for many years. Most recently, Chazen provided a ground truthing survey in the Ramble section of the park for aerial topography that had been previously developed. Services include GPS control survey, conventional control and data acquisition, topographic survey, and mapping.

Other Projects Include:

  • 76th Street Playground Topographic Survey
  • West 100 St. Playground Topographic Survey
  • Transverse Roads Ground Truthing Survey
  • Aerial Photogrammetric Control Survey for Central Park Topographic Mapping Project
  • Bethesda Terrace Topographic & As-built Survey
  • Heckscher Ball Fields & Playground Topographic & As- built Survey
  • Hechscher Playground Building Utility Survey and Mapping
  • The Ramble Topographic Truthing Survey

 

 

 

Open Space Institute

Various Locations, NY

For over 17 years, Chazen has been working with the Open Space Institute (OSI) on properties throughout New York State in their effort to preserve the region’s green space. Since 2012, more than 40 Phase I and Phase II ESAs have been conducted for OSI, and additional services such as property boundary surveys and underground storage tank removals have been provided. Projects have been located in Columbia, Essex, Orange, Putnam, Saratoga, Suffolk, Sullivan, and Ulster counties.

Tapestry on the Hudson & Sky Garden

Troy, NY

Chazen prepared applications and engineering reports/plan on behalf Community Builders to secure GIGP funding from EFC for critical elements of an adaptive redevelopment of a deteriorated commercial building located in the Hoosick Street Waterfront District. The redevelopment of the existing historic 84,000-square foot, seven-story, brick-masonry and wood-frame building, led by Dave Sadowsky Architect, PC, was highlighted by Chazen’s design of the innovative “sky garden” construction design which included green roof sections, rainwater cistern, permeable pavers, bioretention area, raised planters, tree planters, playground and lawn space.

The elevated greenspace construction was completed in the summer of 2017.

IDA Yarbrough Homes Redevelopment

Albany, NY

Chazen was responsible for all elements of site design and administering the SEQRA and regulatory review and approval processes for the reconstruction of the IDA Yarbrough housing development. With grade changes of over 50 feet from east to west, the project site presents significant design challenges. By taking advantage of the architecture of the new buildings to function as retaining walls, the site design stepped the floor elevations across the site while incorporating substantial increases in greenspace and developing common outdoor open space for future residents. With an attention to green-conscious client objectives, the site design and the architecture work together to incorporate elements such as a community garden area with rain water harvesting for irrigation, naturalistic play areas, low-maintenance plantings, and energy efficient buildings. More specifically, on behalf of the owner, Chazen helped secure GIGP funding to create green roof systems and bioretention systems to meet local stormwater management regulations.

Heritage Block Improvement Project

Norwich, NY

Chazen provided a funding solution to a blighted downtown area comprised of both public and private entities. In the form of a GIGP application, Chazen helped secure $540,000 to install innovative green parking lot, bioretention areas, porous pavers and planters within a downtown area situated between Mechanic Street and Lackawanna Avenue referred to as the “Heritage Block”. There was a specific interest in improving this area because of the lack of storm sewers or stormwater management features within the block or even nearby, and underlying issuing resulting in constant parking area repairs and maintenance. The project consists of the City and seven private business. The installation of these measures will improve a blighted area, improve the water quality management and the quality of water received by the Chenango River, improve vehicular circulation and make the City corridors more walkable.

Capital Roots – Urban Grow Center

Troy, NY

Chazen was instrumental in the preparation of preliminary reports, concepts and costs estimates to support the projects Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) application through NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC). Upon grant award, Chazen developed detailed construction documents and assisted with administration of the SEQRA and regulatory review process with the City of Troy. The project was an adaptive use of an existing office building to be renovated into Capital Roots main office and distribution center. The project incorporated a number of green infrastructure elements including permeable pavements, rain water harvesting (cistern) and gray water reuse systems, and bioretention/rain garden facility. These green techniques are both functional and effective, and will be used by Capital Roots as “learning awareness” tools. Educational signs have been installed throughout the site to help visitors learn about the importance of green stormwater techniques relative to wildlife and water quality.

Capital Roots – Permeable Parking Lot

Troy, NY

As an extension of the Urban Grow Center and with a business master plan in mind, Chazen prepared a second EFC GIGP application for Capital Roots for funding to build a permeable parking lot along Jay Street between 5th Avenue and Earl Street. The parking lot would develop an otherwise “blighted” area into a small yet visually sensitive and environmentally friendly parking area with associated landscaping. The lot proposed to use a combination of grass pavers within parking spaces and gravel pavers within the drive isle which create an innovative and effective design. When public grant monies become available again, Capital Roots will resubmit the grant application for consideration.

Hope House

Albany, NY

The Hope House is a 35‐bed residential drug and alcohol
treatment facility. Chazen provided
civil/site engineering and related services for an
expansion of the Hope House campus which included
schematic design, site layout, water and sewer
engineering, lighting plans, grading and erosion control
plan, landscaping, stormwater management plans, and
design development and construction drawings. Chazen
assisted Hope House in obtaining a variance from the City
and provided construction administration services. The
project was funded and administered by the Dormitory
Authority of State of New York (DASNY).

Capital Roots – Capital District Community Gardens

Troy, NY

Chazen was retained by Capital District Community Gardens to assist with the preparation of a Green Infrastructure Grant Program application. Upon award Chazen was retained to prepare construction documents and supporting technical studies associated with the redevelopment of 594 River Street in the City of Troy.

This project involved the renovation of the existing abandoned building and redevelopment of the sites parking and utility infrastructure using “green” stormwater techniques. These green techniques are both functional and effective and will be used by CDCG as “learning awareness” tools.