Case Study

Ray and Joan Kroc Center

Bringing a community center to life

Ray and Joan Kroc Center

The Salvation Army, the City of Camden, and the Camden Redevelopment Agency retained a team of consultants, including Dresdner Robin, to bring the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center to life. Built on the disused Harrison Avenue landfill with a bequest from Mrs. Joan Kroc, grants from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and generous donations, the center was opened in October 2014.

We took the lead in transforming the community by providing environmental, landscape architecture, surveying, and remedial oversight support services. These included environmental due diligence, remedial investigations, remedial action work plan, and geotechnical investigations of the site before construction began. Once underway, regulatory permitting, site civil design, landscape architecture, and GPS/Surveying services were provided as well as environmental oversight services like materials management and tracking, testing the infiltration capability of the bio-retention basins, the building of a constructed wetlands and the installation of the site-wide cap. Some of the finished landscape features, along with the facility itself, included ball fields and playgrounds.

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