CAA staff have completed 250 7-Eleven convenience stores and gas stations in MD, VA, WV, DE and DC in the past 15 years. CAA provides full site design services from the Due Diligence phase through Construction Administration. For your tenant fit-out or ground-up store, we can help with the following:
• Planning and zoning approvals
• Proto-type maintenance
• Store remodels and improvements (AQIP)
• Equipment upgrades
• Due diligence/entitlements
• Permit expediting
The CAA team helped develop renovations to Mohican swimming pool, a project involving the demolition of an existing bathhouse building and replacing it with a two-story, ADA-compliant bath house. The project also expanded the main pool and pool deck to provide two additional swim lanes as well as an expanded diving well to bring it into code compliance. A floodplain study was prepared and approved by Montgomery County to ensure the 100-year floodplain from the stream on site would have no impacts on any site improvements.
This project brought challenges due to the limitations of available site on the property, most of which is in a stream buffer with steep slopes. To preserve as much of the existing undisturbed stream buffer area, the only remaining open area for stormwater management was a steep hill between the existing pool and the parking lot. To comply with stormwater management regulations on this site, an underground storage and treatment facility was designed. The system is located under the existing parking lot, and the runoff from the parking lot and the pool deck is captured and treated. The remaining site area drains towards the stream as it does under current conditions. To facilitate drainage, an inlet near the rear wading pool pipes water under the concrete pool area to prevent pooling. Rip rap prevents erosion at the outfall.
The CAA team has helped property owners transform their sites into new and modern franchises. Toe-dips, project management, zoning approvals, special exceptions, design, permitting and construction management are a number of services we offer commerical property owners. For site development, CAA can act as the owner’s representative to ensure the project is completed successfully. This originates with a comprehensive meeting with the owner to determine scope, and most importantly the budget allocation, for the project. CAA reviews the scope and budget and provides the owner with an assessment and makes recommendations to proceed or modify the scope. Based on the project review, CAA can assemble a team of design professionals to design the project including an architect, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineers to complete the required plans and specifications.