DCI Performs Site Design for the New Bladensburg Public Library

The Bladensburg Branch of the Prince George’s Memorial County Library System hosts more than 20 events each month — for children, teens and adults. Its corner lot location along Annapolis Road has limited space for parking for event attendees and other daily visitors. DCI’s site plan for a new building increases parking capacity to 47 parking spaces, while still addressing their primary challenges of stormwater management and erosion on a lot with minimal greenspace. DCI’s solution relies on pervious pavers, microbioretention, and underground storage to meet the water-management demands of the site.

This type of adaptability in the field of water resources engineering is key. Firms like DCI have to design plans that are practical and useful, but also in line with the numerous environmental regulations required by multiple government agencies. DCI’s plans look forward so that its clients will be compliant at project completion and then have the ability to stay compliant easily in the future.

Other highlights from this project include:

  • Preparation of the WSSC Water and Sewer On Site Plans
  • Preparation of the SHA Access permit to relocate side walk from public right of way to County property
  • Development of an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan and Details
  • Preparation of the plats to convey land from the County to the State and from the State to the County

Plans are in the permitting process now, with the goal of the county advertising the project in the spring to accept bids from a construction team. DCI encourages its engineering partners to get in touch to learn more about the project. Or, if you have a project with a similar challenge or that needs any of the services above, contact DCI.