Brambleton School Sites

Project:

Brambleton School Sites

Client(s):

Loudoun County Public Schools and Brambleton Group

Description:

Public Elementary and Middle School

Location:

Loudoun County, VA, USA

Size:

Project Elements:

Most recently Urban has been instrumental in facilitating the delivery of two new proffered school sites to LCPS in Brambleton. Urban carefully served the interests of LCPS and the developer to ensure that the sites were capable of fully supporting LCPS Educational Specification requirements without excessive costs. While preparing and processing rezoning applications for the developer, Urban prepared multiple layouts and preliminary engineering studies to satisfy LCPS staff and School Board members that the sites met LCPS's needs. As a result of our innovative planning efforts1 Urban developed a new layout concept for separating bus, parent and staff traffic for elementary and middle schools, which we understand wiII be provided to LCPS's other consultants as a template for new projects.

In addition to assisting with the delivery of the school sites, Urban is also providing Final Design Services directly to LCPS for ES-27 and MS-g. Simultaneously/ a separate Urban design team has provided civil engineering services to Brambleton for the design of the necessary roads and utility infrastructure to serve the school sites. Urban has processed and continues to process over 25 separate land development applications through Loudoun County since July 2014, just related to ES-27 and MS-9. Applications have ranged from survey plats to create the LCPS parcels, to construction drawings for the roads and utilities/ to site plans for the school sites to an analysis for enhanced crosswalks along Creighton Road. All of the 25-plus applications have intertwined prerequisites and are tied to additional proffer conditions.Urban has been able to successfully keep these applications from becoming tangled in the process by providing regular tracking updates to LCPS and Brambleton.

Urban's depth of staff resources, our ability to negotiate an extremely complex entitlement and plan approval process, our ability to avoid conflicts of interest in working for LCPS and Brambleton, and our knowledge of Loudoun County and LCPS policies and procedures have been key in keeping these projects on schedule and on budget.To date, an under-budget and on-schedule construction contract has been awarded for ES-27. MS-9 is on schedule to go to bid in June.

Engineering Tasks:

Site Feasibility
Land Planning & Site Layout
Preliminary Engineering
Surveying
Legislative Applications
Proffer Consultation
Boundary Line Adjustment
Site Plan for Schools
Roadway & Roundabout Design
Sanitary Sewer Outfalls
Pedestrian Studies
Striping and Signage Plans
State Stormwater Permitting
Private Utility Coordination & Design
Erosion and Sediment Control
Dedication and Easement Plats

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