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Mark B. Skellenger, P.E.
Vice President

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Garden Valley Estates, Phase 1, Cleveland, Ohio

CMHA Garden Valley Estates

Garden Valley Estates is a public housing redevelopment project that included construction of approximately 350 new rental housing units, 32 single-family detached housing units and all associated infrastructure improvements. The infrastructure included the rehabilitation and construction of new streets within the project area. KS Associates provided civil engineering and surveying services for Phase I of this multi-phase project, which included 81 single-family units.

KS performed an ALTA/ACSM Land Title Survey for five acres of the property. This survey included the location of all site features, a boundary survey and Parcel Consolidation Plat. Services also included topographic surveying and mapping of Kinsman Road from E. 71st Street to E. 79th Street.

One of the greatest challenges was the project’s location on both public and private property requiring two different sets of construction documents: one addressing the public infrastructure within the existing and planned right-of-way and 1,600 linear feet of roadway reconstruction; the other addressing privately owned property. Both the public and private components of the project required the relocation and sizing of on-site utilities, off-site and curbside parking, streetscaping, stormwater management and maintenance of traffic. The grading plan for the private component had extensive ADA compliance requirements.

KS also managed the permitting and approval process, which was complex due to the City of Cleveland’s extensive requirements and the number of entities involved, including many privately owned utilities.