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Project Overview

The City of Binghamton appointed Shumaker Consulting Engineering and Land Surveying, D.P.C. (SCE) to provide professional services related to the design of a municipal common area within the heart of the Southbridge Business District. The South Side Commons will provide residents, business patrons, and visitors with parking for cars & service vehicles; clean, safe, interconnected pedestrian access to buildings (front and rear); an outdoor green space; public event space; and banners and artwork that reflect the vitality and creativity of the South Side. A new parking area with pervious asphalt for day parking and and short term pick up for local businesses and eateries was developed.

Project Start Date10/1/2009

Project End Date1/5/2012


Project Description

Access, parking and circulation was analyzed and implemented with the coordination of several properties with the commons area.

As prime consultant, SCE was responsible for development of preliminary and final design for this project. Key components included public participation and input, sustainable design practices, and comprehensive stormwater regulatory compliance with all city and state requirements.

This project addressed reconstruction of 2,000 L.F. of Vestal Avenue and 800 L.F. of South Washington Street. SCE’s scope of services included: replacement of water services; installation of a new 60” diameter storm sewer; utility relocations; pavement design; and traffic signal improvements.

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Project Features

  • Preliminary and Final Design Services
  • Survey & Mapping
  • Public Outreach
  • Sustainable Design
  • Pervious Concrete and Asphalt Surfaces Design
  • Stormwater Design and Permitting
  • Replacement of Water Services
  • Utility Relocations
  • Traffic Signal Improvements

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