Berkeley Business Park

Berkeley County, WV

Berkeley Business Park

Berkeley County, WV

In 2003, the former 427,000sq. ft. Corning/World Kitchen manufacturing facility was purchased with the hopes of transforming the abandoned site into a thriving warehouse truck center. With the help of Bowman Consulting’s services, the site is undergoing a multi-phase redevelopment.

Phase I of the project consisted of the addition of a truck loading area to the existing building, requiring engineering and surveying services. A Land Development Unit (LDU) plan was designed along with layouts for stormwater and sanitary sewers. Survey services included an as-built survey of the existing utilities, a boundary verification, and topographic aerial and field surveys. Due to the redevelopment of the site, a small bioretention facility was also designed to provide an outlet for run-off from the new truck loading area.

Phase II and III of the project continued of the conversion of the remainder of the existing building into warehouse space, with two new loading docks. Bowman Consulting prepared a LDU plan for the building. In addition, all of the site’s parking and entrances were analyzed and 10% of the impervious area was eliminated to meet stormwater management (SWM) requirements.

The elimination of the parking areas and reduction of paved areas, increased the amount of grass areas on the site which will ultimately decrease the amount of run-off produced in the future.

Bowman Consulting is processing plans for the development of 90,000sq. ft. of retail/office space in an adjacent vacant area of the site. These plans include a LDU and stormwater, sanitary and utilities layouts. Plans are also being processed through the West Virginia Department of Highways for the addition of right and left turn lanes into the business park.