Ongoing Projects

 

The following represents just a sample of projects currently being worked on by Horizon Engineering. We welcome you to contact us for more information and invite you to visit our services page to learn more about the specific services we provide.

Paunacussing Preserve

Horizon Engineering is working closely with the Natural Lands Trust, a regional land preservation organization, to develop a plan for Paunacussing Preserve, a nature preserve on 100 acres of pristine and scenic land at the headwaters of the Paunacussing Creek watershed in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Woodlands, meadows, wetlands, a creek and scenic pond contribute to the bucolic and ecologically diverse setting. Three buildings will be gently constructed on uplands near the edge of the property in order to preserve the majority of the site in its natural splendor. The preserve center, carefully sited to provide commanding views of the wetlands, will serve as an administrative, educational, and meeting facility. A maintenance building positioned adjacent the preserve center will house equipment to maintain the property, and a home has been included for the resident caretaker. The remainder of the site will remain as a natural habitat and educational environment.

Horizon Engineering began the project with a comprehensive analysis of site conditions and municipal ordinance criteria in order to prepare a layout that would meet the municipality’s development requirements and the client’s program requirements while at the same time remaining sensitive to the site’s natural features. Our services for civil and site design include: land surveying, land planning, site layout, grading, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, Best Management Practices, landscape, lighting and careful planning for and coordination of on-site sanitary sewer disposal and water-supply facilities. Horizon Engineering will ultimately assist the client in obtaining all required land development approvals and permits to enable them to enact their plan.

The Enclave at Montgomery

The Enclave at Montgomery is, in total, a 568-unit age-restricted residential subdivision located within Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania featuring three distinct dwelling opportunities. Fronting on two Pennsylvania State Highways and adjacent contributed open space lands that will be utilized by Montgomery Township as an active recreational park for its residents, The Enclave at Montgomery is a community of 254 carriage-style townhomes and 314 mid-rise condominium units.

Comprised of 254 carriage-style townhomes featured in courtyard configurations, Montgomery Walk offers future residents the comfort of a secluded arrangement of units, while providing the ease of pedestrian-friendly accessibility to their neighbors. Additionally, the future residents of Montgomery Walk will be afforded the amenities of a fully functional clubhouse—featuring a swimming pool, tennis court, and practice putting green—amidst a picturesque setting of lush gardens complete with fountains and scenic walkways.

The Regency at Montgomery and Montgomery Preserve comprise the remaining 314 units, each style offering its own unique architecture amidst a garden atmosphere similar to Montgomery Walk. Both The Regency at Montgomery and Montgomery Preserve offer residents indoor parking facilities, including underground parking in Preserve units and freestanding garages for Regency Units. Additional storage facilities, a fully-functional clubhouse and swimming pool, as well as lush, scenic gardens and naturalized water features and fountains round out the available amenities.

From an engineering standpoint, Horizon Engineering accepted a number of challenges. The configuration of courtyards in Montgomery Walk, as well as the disposition of units within both The Regency at Montgomery and Montgomery Preserve provided for unique and innovative grading and landscape techniques, including topsoil berms which serve to create a community environment, and BMP ponds which better serve to meet environmental guidelines than do conventional stormwater facilities while preserving future water quality. Pedestrians are also afforded the opportunity to exercise and walk amongst the many inviting paths and walkways, including one that connects with Horsham Township as part of Montgomery County’s overall trail system plan.

Additionally, the overall project represented an opportunity to work in conjunction with the municipal sewer authority in facilitating joint sewage planning approval for not only the subdivision itself, but also for a new regional pump station facility located near the site. To provide access to the subdivision and the adjacent township park, as well, major roadway improvements were facilitated through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the lands that fronted the subject property, as well as a nearby major off-site intersection. The off-site intersection design incorporated road widening on S.R. 2014 to a full four-lane cross section, lane widening on the S.R. 2014 jug-handle, and re-timing of the existing traffic signal.