Barton & Loguidice provided site/civil and landscape architecture design services related to this large adaptive reuse project.
- B&L's engineering services include site, utility, stormwater management and environmental support for the schematic, design development and construction documents phases.
- Site design involved the design of approximately one acre of parking areas with improved driveway access to the surrounding City street system.
Utility design included provisions for potable water, sanitary sewer, gas, electric, and communications.
Green infrastructure was utilized to address stormwater management through the creative use of rain gardens, bioretention areas, and tree plantings. The "greening" of this project site will significantly soften what was previously a 100% impervious urban environment. Funding for the green infrastructure incorporated into this project was provided in part through Onondaga County's Save the Rain Program.
Environmental services for this project included industrial hygiene investigations of existing buildings for contaminated materials, asbestos, as well as a thorough site evaluation for potential contamination.
B&L's approach to design services includes consideration of and contributions towards the project’s LEED goals. The site related LEED contributions include reuse of previously developed site, provisions for bicycles, stormwater quantity, stormwater quality, and zero irrigation landscaping.
The project has been awarded with the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification for the WCNY Broadcasting portion of the project under LEED for New Construction and Major Renovation. This is the highest designation available. The ProLiteracy portion of the project has recently earned a LEED Certified designation under LEED for Commercial Interiors.