- Company: C.J. Miller, LLC
- Industry: General Building
- Location: Severna Park, Maryland
- Expected Completion Date: 2017
- Project Website
Magothy Gateway is a 19-acre commercial site development project that features a CVS Pharmacy and the first Harris Teeter grocery store in Anne Arundel County, as well as additional retail businesses. It’s one of the largest developable tracts fronting Route 2. C.J. Miller was involved in the initial clearing and demolition phases, removing stumps and roots from 11 wooded acres of the site, which were then recycled into mulch or transported to a lumber yard or paper mill. In addition, we handled the mass grading, utility installation of 12,000 linear feet of water, sanitary sewer and storm drain pipe, final grading for the curb and gutter and grading and paving of the roads.
What impact does this project have on America?
This project transformed an older, underutilized strip mall into a revitalized retail center, bringing new opportunities to the community. The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. estimated that the addition of Harris Teeter alone could generate 40 new jobs in the community as well as spur economic growth in neighboring towns. Families in the area took an interest in this project because it provided access to fresh produce as well as pharmacy care through anchor stores Harris Teeter and CVS.
What interesting obstacles or unusual circumstances did you overcome to complete the project?
In order for us to tie in to the sanitary sewer, we had to bore under six lanes of Route 2, which is a major community artery. In the process of boring 18 feet below grade, we came across a substantial amount of running sand, which required us to abort the boring because the road was in danger of collapsing. We had to inject compaction grouting to stabilize this area and create a pathway to which we could continue to boar the sanitary sewer through that wouldn’t be impacted by the running sand. Without being able to utilize these unique processes, the road would have had to be open cut, which would have negatively impacted traffic and thousands of commuters. By coming up with this unique solution, we were able to work with minimal impact to the surrounding residents.
What dangers and risks did you encounter, and describe any extraordinary methods used to keep workers safe?
To ensure the safety of the men working inside of the four new underground storm water management facilities we were installing with 75,000 cubic feet of storage, a massive coordination effort was required between the project manager, safety department and field personnel.
How did you leverage new technologies to work faster and reduce waste?
When the underutilized strip mall previously on the site was demolished, the majority of chipping and grinding took place on site so virtually no debris was removed from the site other than products to be recycled for mulch. We always strive to incorporate recycled material wherever possible to reduce our environmental footprint.