VILLAGES AT WHITE MARSH
White Marsh, MD
The Villages at White Marsh project is located near the White Marsh Mall in northeast Baltimore County, Maryland. The property is segmented along the north edge of the property by the White Marsh Run. The property consists of approximately 125 acres of rolling hills covered by farm land, a church, and residential homes. Future development of the site will consist of a new residential community with new utilities, roads, storm water managements, and green space.
The Robert B. Balter Company has provided geotechnical and environmental services on the subject property. The environmental services included a traditional Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) that covered the entire property, including the existing buildings. The ESA consisted of traversing the entire site to identify any areas of concern. During that study, four distinct areas were identified to be of concern. The Phase I ESA report recommended a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) to address those properties of concern. That study included hand auger and drill rig borings for the purpose of collecting environmental soil samples. Asbestos-containing material sampling was also performed on suspect items encountered onsite. The collected samples were submitted to an accredited environmental laboratory. The Phase II ESA report was provided which addressed the findings of the assessment.
Balter’s geotechnical study consisted of multiple borings located across the 125 acre site for the purpose of identifying the subsurface geology. Soil samples were collected and submitted to Balter’s AASHTO accredited laboratory for tests including engineering index tests, pavement supporting characteristics, etc. The collected field and laboratory test data was used by our engineers to develop an assessment of the suitability of the site soils for general support of the anticipated new development.
Finally, Balter performed a geotechnical site slope classification evaluation which was required by Baltimore County. That study consisted of walking the site and identifying existing slopes across the site that were had a steepness of 25% or greater, and whether they were man-made slopes or natural slopes. A total of 26 slopes were identified and classified across the site.