The Ridge

About The Project:

The Ridge is a 76-unit rental community situated on South Mannheim Boulevard (NYS Route 32) in the village of New Paltz, NY. The project is situated on a 10.7-acre parcel within walking distance of the village center, shopping, schools and SUNY New Paltz. A key feature of the project was the preservation and restoration of several acres of previously disturbed federal wetlands on the site. An individual permit was obtained from the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) to construct the apartment complex in the previously disturbed wetlands and wetland restoration. Upon completion, the project resulted in 5.0 acres of land preserved as permanent open space. A variety of storm water treatment practices are used to capture and treat runoff from the project before it enters the sensitive wetlands on site. These include wet swales, a storm water pond and several bio-retention cells (rain gardens) into the landscape design throughout the site. The project also created several hundred feet of new sidewalk along NYS Route 32, providing a pedestrian connection between the project and the existing village sidewalks.

Medenbach, Eggers & Carr Role The Project:

  • Development of DEIS and FEIS
  • Development of Site Plan
  • Property Boundary Survey
  • Construction Stake Out
  • As-Built Surveys
  • SEQRA, Site Plan Approval, Subdivision Approval, Permitting with Involved Agencies
  • Design of Site Drainage and Grading
  • Design of Site Utilities (Water, Sewage)
  • Design of Two Sewage Pump Stations 
  • Design of Site Lighting 
  • Design of Retaining Walls
  • Development of Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
  • Development of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Obtaining Permits for Disturbance and Mitigation of Federal Wetlands
  • Obtaining NYS Highway Work Permit