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Title: Old Mill Business Park: A Final report
Authors: Brundage, Mark
Cavanaugh, Daniel
Gardner, Stephen
Kilko, Thomas
Morgan, Joy
Keywords: Business parks -- Design and construction;Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration
Issue Date: 22-May-2003
Abstract: The Foundation for Historic Building Rescue, Inc. saves historically significant buildings from demolition due to development of the original sites. The Foundation disassembles and stores the buildings, to be sold and rebuilt on new sites. Foundation owner Mike Hart wanted to develop a site to display the history of some of these buildings, while developing adjoining land in a profitable way. OMO Engineers did this by developing a business park with an historic village. A site was chosen in Mechanicsburg, PA, where OMO’s focus was to create a site design and layout for the business park, which included the historic village and three 30,000-square feet office buildings, a landscape plan, and the expansion of the existing wetland. The buildings in the historic village were completely retrofitted to accommodate business while maintaining their original atmosphere and integrity. Old Mill Business Park has been designed to preserve the wooded ambience of its site – an abandoned orchard, to provide in the historic village a welcome break for the office workers and an attraction in this history-laden region, a center for antique shopping and weekend getaways. The wetland adds an environmental element to the educational value of the project. Design issues included zoning and traffic plans, cut and fill analysis, aesthetics, handicapped access, utilities, storm water management, and erosion and sedimentation control plans.
URI: http://dspace.library.drexel.edu/handle/1860/128
Appears in Collections:Senior Design Projects (COE)

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