Our experience in development of commercial sites has given us the tools to address the special requirements associated with this type of development: parking, fire & delivery access, and integration with existing infrastructure.

commercial projects

Canyon River Ranch – Kittitas, WA

This project is located on a 55 acre site for a 25,000 gsf recreational lodge, cabins, and fly-fishing shop facility on the shores of the Yakima River, Kittitas County WA. SCE’s responsibilities included design and permitting all civil, environmental and utilities including; grading, paving, storm drainage, water and sanitary sewer. The project was designed and constructed to an earthwork balance of approximately 10,000 CY cut and fill respectively. As part of a post permit Design Build effort, SCE worked closely with the contractor, owner and permitting jurisdiction (County and WDOH) to design a system that utilized the lodge’s pool as a source of water for the fire suppression system.

4743 Ballard Ave NW Adaptive Reuse – Seattle, WA

An adaptive re-use project of a 1900 vintage building known as the Kolstrand Building located in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. SCE provided site design and permitting services for the first of two phases. SCE responsibilities included: dewatering of the excavation and permanent sub-drainage of the existing basement; storm drainage, water, sewer and fire service, dry utility underground routings. The site is approximately 0.2 acres and includes the 8,000 GSF building. SCE worked closely with the owner/developer and the project architect to ensure all possible low impact development elements could be incorporated with the site design. As a result a rain garden water quality system and green-roof were implemented. The property is bound by both Ballard Ave NW and Shilshole Ave NW to the south. Right of way improvements included sidewalk and landscape area reconstructions.

Hampton Inn and Suites – Fairbanks, AK

SCE has provided civil engineering services for multiple Hampton Inn and Suites throughout Washington and Alaska. This project as an example is located in Fairbanks, AK. It is a 101 room, 64,000 GSF four story hotel on a 2.10 acre site including an indoor pool spa. The project required grading, drainage, erosion control, paving, street improvements, and utility services. The challenges encountered were associated with establishing the first floor elevation and site drainage to work with the adjacent state highway and city street frontage. The site grades were raised to avoid a kettle drainage condition and possible seasonal flooding thereof. The storm drainage system also required the containment of all developed storm water run-off on site. This was accomplished with a proprietary water quality system and an infiltration gallery. The site fortunately was not located in a permafrost area. Cold Region engineering practices were employed to safeguard all wet utility systems.