Creating Memorable Destinations
In communities across the country, Manhard Consulting has helped businesses improve cash flow by improving efficiency in retail centers, experiential mixed-use developments, lifestyle centers, malls, restaurants, national brands, hotels, grocery stores, themed entertainment and other centers of commerce. Our engineering teams can help you optimize every aspect of a development site, addressing such things as site access, parking, traffic flows, visibility, utilities, landscaping, site layout, stormwater retention, neighborhood integration and more.
Whether you are starting from the ground-up or re-purposing an existing site, the end result is a retail or mixed use site that makes the most of its location, does more business, contributes to the local economy and creates a destination.
RETAIL PROJECT HIGHLIGHT
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Manhard Consulting has provided a variety of civil engineering consultant services ranging from site selection and planning to grading and drainage design for more than 30 prospective Topgolf locations nationwide. Sites located as far west as Oregon and California, and as far east as New York and Florida were analyzed for existing conditions/challenges, site planned based on prototypical client requirements, and preliminarily designed to optimize grading and drainage.
Manhard’s expertise and input was crucial in determining whether a given site warranted further pursuit or was best left alone. In situations where Topgolf was to be part of a larger development, Manhard acted as a liaison with other civil consultants and developers involved, ensuring Topgolf’s best interest was of primary importance.
MIXED-USE PROJECT HIGHLIGHT
Video Courtesy of the Village of Vernon Hills
Mellody Farm is the long-awaited multi-use development featuring 285,000 sf of retail, including 12 buildings and a luxury multi-family residential apartment building with 260 units, internal parking structure and outdoor amenities courtyard and a 1,400 space parking lot.
The project was designed on ±50-acre (±35-acre developable due to wetlands and floodplain) located on the northeast corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Townline Road in Vernon Hills.
The services Manhard provided for this project included preliminary engineering design, surveying, stormwater management design, final engineering design, entitlement assistance, offsite roadway design and construction staking. Due to the size and scale of the project, permits were required from multiple agencies which required thorough coordination and communication with the development team, consultants and permitting agencies.
USING TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SITE
As a SITEOPS Certified Partner, our teams utilize revolutionary SITEOPS software which combines powerful layout and grading tools with the ability to generate cost optimized design. We are able to quickly evaluate millions of variations in layout, grading, paving and piping so that our clients can accurately see how design changes affect construction costs. We give you the freedom to adjust building locations, pond locations, parking lot slopes, drive entrance slopes, landscape slopes and more.
By evaluating the “what if” scenarios in the early stage of a project, our clients are able to achieve greater project cost savings than ever before.