Marathon Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. (Marathon) worked with Atlantic City Associates, LLC (ACA), which is a subsidiary of the Cordish Company, and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to develop the third phase of the hugely successful retail outlet complex at the gateway to Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey. Phase III of the Walk is located at the corner of Fairmount Avenue and Columbus Boulevard and contains twelve (12) stores in 46,000 square feet of building space, a service driveway with loading area, and raised sidewalk, ramps, planters and stairs within the City rights-of-way.
The existing use was a CRDA-owned park that was constructed as part of the Corridor improvements in the mid 1990s. Prior to the realignment of the AC Expressway at that time, part of the site was the Missouri Avenue right-of-way. Fronting that roadway was the old AC train station, the AC Ice Factory, and Pitney Village. That previous development was demolished, but much of the underground utilities were left in place. As part of development of the Walk, the water main was replaced/relocated in the Corridor median east of the site and the rest of the utilities were abandoned in place. The City-owned storm sewer was rerouted around the construction. The project required extensive coordination between the developer (ACA), the property owner (CRDA), the utility service companies including Atlantic City Municipal Utilities Authority (ACMUA), Atlantic City Sewerage Company (ACSC), Atlantic City Electric, Comcast, Verizon and South Jersey Gas. Additionally, extensive design and construction logistics coordination had to take place with CRDA’s other consultants who prepared plans for a neighboring parking garage that shared access along a service driveway constructed as part of Phase III of the Walk.
Marathon prepared design plans for submission to the various review agencies, including the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for a Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (CAFRA) Permit and stockpiled soil reuse approval, the Cape Atlantic Conservation District for a Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Certification, and the City of Atlantic City Planning Board for review and recommendation and Minor Subdivision Approval.
Client: Atlantic City Associates, LLC
1931 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
William H. Barnes, Construction Manager, (609) 872-7002
Period of Performance: 2008 – Present
Jason T. Sciullo, PE
Sharon M. Russell