Summit North Marina Hydrographic Survey

Summit North Marina Hydrographic Survey
Location: Middletown, DE
Summit North Marina, located on the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal, provides boat slips and marine services to local residences and transient mariners. The location of the marina provides easy access to both the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River making it a sought after resting spot.  The location is also subject to silting of the channel into the marina. Sediment from the C&D Canal and soil from the bank situated next to the basin continually flow into the marina basin. A depth of 12...

The Lofts at Center Street

The Lofts at Center Street
Location: Newark, DE
The City of Newark is undergoing enormous change as a result of the student population growth at the University of Delaware.  To better accommodate the swell of students, many older structures have been razed and replaced with mixed-use buildings with commercial use on the first floor and residential housing on the upper floors.    This 45,000 sf mixed-use multi-family project incorporates two buildings on the same property.  One building will contain a professional dental office with reside...

Westown Town Center: Commercial Success in Growing Suburbs

Westown Town Center: Commercial Success in Growing Suburbs
Location: Middletown, DE
The Town of Middletown has undergone rapid growth over the past 20 years. Westown Town Center is a shopping and entertainment center constructed in response to the increase in residences and businesses in the area. The center is currently under construction and will ultimately include a grocery store, movie theater, auto center, and numerous retail establishments and restaurants.  When our client purchased Lot 1, Phase 2C, Lot 3 and Commerce Center, they hired Karins to re-design the layout...

Carpenters’ Hall - A 3D Model Gives a Wealth of Information

Carpenters’ Hall - A 3D Model Gives a Wealth of Information
Location: Philadelphia, PA
America’s oldest existing trade guild, The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, completed construction of their meeting hall in 1774.  Carpenters’ Hall would host the First Continental Congress that year, and at various points throughout its history it would be home to Franklin's Library Company, The American Philosophical Society, and the First and Second Banks of the United States. Today Carpenters’ Hall is a part of Independence National Historical Park, and wel...

HarborChase of Wilmington - Senior Living in Serene Surroundings

HarborChase of Wilmington - Senior Living in Serene Surroundings
Location: Wilmington, DE
Harbor Retirement Associates, a growing provider of senior living facilities, was looking to expand into the Mid-Atlantic region. Based out of Florida, they needed an engineering firm with local expertise that could take them through the regulatory process within the timeframe of their corporate deadlines. Karins and Associates got them there.We created concepts based on input from the client as to building footprint and parking/site circulation. The concepts were based on a survey of wetlands,...

Hindu Temple Expansion - Karins Designs Green Technology

Hindu Temple Expansion - Karins Designs Green Technology
Location: Hockessin, DE
The Hindu Temple was originally a small place of worship for a few local families but has grown into a large regional congregation from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. The original building footprint (a 5,576 sf Temple and 9,300 sf annex) and 60 paved parking spaces were not enough to accommodate this growing community however, any modifications on this 4.4 acre site required that the site, which is entirely in the Cockeysville Water Resource Protection Area (WRPA), have conside...

Silver Maple Farms - From Cornfield to Thriving Community

Silver Maple Farms - From Cornfield to Thriving Community
Location: Middletown, DE
When A-Del Construction was contracted by K. Hovnanian Homes to develop a 196-acre site, they turned to Karins and Associates to provide professional engineering and surveying services for this complex residential community project.  With years of experience successfully completing the design of numerous subdivisions, our approach was to maximize the efficiency of the developing area, and preserve the natural resources and features of the primary space, while practicing good engineering.  ...

Longwood Gardens - 3D Laser Scanning

Longwood Gardens - 3D Laser Scanning
Location: Kennett Square, PA
This 1,077 acre internationally renowned public garden showcases extensive vistas, meadows, and the “nation’s most important historic fountain garden.”  In October, 2014 Longwood Gardens embarked on a series of major improvements to its renowned Main Fountain Garden. Spending an estimated $90-million over three years, Longwood is “replacing the 83-year-old fountains’ infrastructure with the latest technology, improv(ing) guest access to the Garden, and add(ing) innovative new elements...

The Village of Bayberry North

The Village of Bayberry North
Location: New Castle County, DE
When Blenheim Homes envisioned a new sprawling residential community on over 1,300 acres they knew the complex site development issues would require experts who could bring this concept to fruition.  Karins and Associates was the firm to help make this dream a reality.  The project, The Village of Bayberry, was divided into two distinct phases…Bayberry North and Bayberry South.  Bayberry North, inspired by several of the areas “most beautiful residential neighborhoods,” includes 463 ac...

Wiggins Mill Park Expansion

Wiggins Mill Park Expansion
Location: Townsend, DE
When New Castle County was expanding the 190-acre Wiggins Mill regional park on a rural collector roadway in the Townsend area, it turned to Karins and Associates to obtain all of the permitting at the local and state level.  The park’s facilities required a significant expansion to accommodate demographic area growth and to provide recreation facilities for different user groups including MOT Little League, MOT Soccer, 4-H, and residents in general.  New facilities include athletic fields a...