Residential, Commercial and Industrial Development

Project Title: International Trade Center (ITC) South Retail Center & Route 46/206 Regional Connector Road Wetland Mitigation Design and Construction Monitoring
Location: Mount Olive and Roxbury Townships, Morris County, NJ
Client: AIG Baker Real Estate, LLC.

Construction of the ITC South Retail Center and Regional Connector Road resulted in the disturbance of 3.98 acres of existing wetlands and State open waters. ASGECI worked closely with the project team to develop a plan that minimized impacts to wetlands by preparing a successful application to NJDEP for an Individual Wetlands Permit and Transition Area Waiver Averaging Plan. ASGECI also performed a Phase I bog turtle survey on the property. ASGECI developed a wetland mitigation plan, in association with the project hydrologist and engineer, designed to create 3.18 acres of forested wetland, 2.13 acres of emergent wetland, 0.91 acre of scrub-shrub wetland and 0.10 acre of State open water. The plan also included planting two areas resulting in the enhancement and expansion of the previously disturbed Wills Brook corridor on the site. Monitoring of surface and groundwater was performed and a hydrologic budget was prepared to assist in project design.

ASGECI provided onsite construction monitoring for the wetland mitigation site in summer of 2001 and spring of 2002 to ensure the project was constructed and planted according to the approved plan. ASGECI staff prepared site inspection reports for submission to the client and NJDEP. The constructed wetlands were monitored for a period of five years (2003-2007) by ASGECI staff to determine the success of the project according to conditions stipulated in the NJDEP Mitigation Plan Approval. Annual monitoring reports were prepared by ASGECI and submitted to NJDEP for review. The wetland mitigation project was granted approval by NJDEP in November 2007.

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