February 14, 2019

Former Germantown YWCA Rehabilitation

INDUSTRY:
Housing

LOCATION:
Philadelphia, PA

CLIENT:
Keith B. Key Enterprises

Developer Keith B. Key Enterprises (KBK) is rehabilitating the Former Germantown YWCA building in Philadelphia, PA. This 5-story building was constructed in 1914 and has been vacant for approximately 10 years. KBK intends to renovate the building for upper floor residential units and lower floor commercial space.  Revitalization of this corridor of the Germantown neighborhood is in progress.  For this project Sci-Tek provided surveying and environmental assessment services, including:

SURVEYING:

  • Performed a field and boundary survey of the subject tract.
  • Performed a survey of the existing site conditions including details of existing improvements, such as buildings (with spot elevations at corners and entry points), retaining walls (with top and bottom of wall elevations), curbs, shoulders, ramps, sidewalks (with spot elevations), islands, pavement, parking areas, curb inlets, signs, traffic signals and other above ground utility appurtenances.
  • Prepared a topographic survey drawing to show the details of the features surveyed and results of the boundary verification.

PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT:

  • Researched identifiable uses of the subject property and surrounding properties, including interviews and record searches.
  • Performed a property visit to evaluate the interior and exterior of the building on the property and surrounding areas to identify evidence of recognized environmental conditions (REC)
  • Provided a written Phase I ESA report with conclusions and recommendations

PHASE II ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT:  

  • Performed subsurface investigation to evaluate the potential for an environmental impact associated with the reported past release of heating oil from an underground storage tank at the site.