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Northwood Commons / MSU Public Safety Building

Construction, Environmental, Geotechnical


Baltimore City, MD


“Beacon Award for Community Impact,” by CREW Baltimore
“Best Community Impact Redevelopment,” by NAIOP Maryland

This award-winning redevelopment of the former Northwood Plaza Shopping Center is situated adjacent to the Morgan State University campus and includes 100,000 SF of new retail, restaurants and services including Lidl grocery store, Barnes & Noble College Café, McDonald’s, Fulton Bank, Chipotle, IHOP, DTLR, and other national and local brands. The site also includes Morgan State University’s new 24,500-SF, three-story, state-of-the-art public safety building.  Due to site constraints, retaining walls were added to flatten a site with 70 feet of grade change to elevations suitable for long term retail development.

GTA provided geotechnical engineering, retaining wall design, environmental consulting services, remediation services, and construction observation and testing services. GTA’s environmental services included Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, air monitoring, Health and Safety Plan (HASP), clean fill sampling, impacted soil disposal, vapor barrier design, building decommissioning services (e.g., asbestos consulting, hazardous materials inventory, etc.), and underground storage tank removal.


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