raSmith’s reputation in designing large, complex sites with a variety of challenges won favor with Adventure Development, LLC. The developer engaged raSmith in 2006 and has been working with us ever since on this long-term phased development. Site engineering and land surveying have been provided for a 1.2-million-square-foot mixed-use town center on an environmentally challenging 130-acre site. Successfully master planned 10 years ago, McCandless Crossing is nearly built out today.
The developer had previously worked with raSmith’s staff on other complex projects and was confident in our capabilities. At the top of the client’s list was gaining enough developable acreage to make the project feasible and economical. We were successful in minimizing the amount of land disturbance while protecting and preserving the watercourse, wetland and other environmental resources on the project. raSmith worked closely with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Allegheny County Conservation District to navigate the approval and permit processes.
McCandless Crossing describes itself as a “central, walkable, livable community” and one with a “unique energy.” The town of McCandless destination is a thoughtful retail development that includes a mix of midline retail, national restaurant chains, theaters, hotel, office/medical office space, grocery store, residential and more.
Photographs provided courtesy of Adventure Development, LLC.