Army National Guard Readiness Center
Site Engineering and Permitting
Gale is currently working with the Massachusetts Army National Guard and the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) to design, bid and build a new state-of-the-art Readiness Center in Natick, MA. As part of the design Gale performed a detailed hydraulic analysis of the 28± acre parcel. The project will add 5.5± acres of impervious area to this site that abuts Lake Cochituate and also lies within a Zone II aquifer district. Gale’s challenge was to mitigate peak runoff rates while maintaining natural vegetation and respecting the sensitive environmental features. Design considerations include two (2) subsurface infiltration systems with mechanical stormwater quality units. The design also includes culvert analysis and outlet stabilization measures.
As part of the study and feasibility phase, Gale conducted a full topographic and property line survey, as well as detailed wetlands delineation. Gale coordinated and assisted with a full geotechnical investigation for drainage and foundation purposes. Other design aspects include site layout for Anti-Terrorism Force Protection, 300 parking spaces, site lighting, site landscaping and complete utility infrastructure design.