Founded in 1976, Cathedral Kitchen is a volunteer organization that serves evening meals to needed members of the City of Camden community, in addition to providing other volunteer social services. The mission of the Cathedral Kitchen is to provide meals and other services to the poor and hungry of the City of Camden without regard to race, religion or sex.
Marathon was contracted by the Cathedral Kitchen to prepare the site plans and documents necessary for site plan approval by the City and County Planning Boards as well as the County Conservation District.
The project involved a new soup kitchen facility, including one (1) building (12,611 square ft) on approximately 0.65 acres, within the 100-year tidal floodplain of Cooper River, on a Brownfields site in the City of Camden, Camden County, New Jersey. New loading areas, parking facilities, and stormwater management systems are also proposed to support the expansion.
Stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces is directed via overland sheet flow to hooded inlets (total of 3 on-site) situated within the new parking area and courtyard. The new stormwater infrastructure connects to an existing 72-inch sanitary sewer main beneath Federal Street. The sewer utility serving the Project Site is a combined stormwater and sanitary system. Since the project involves less than 1 acre of disturbance, reduces impervious cover, and utilizes a combined sewer utility, the project is not subject to the New Jersey Stormwater Management Regulations (N.J.A.C. 7:8).
To reduce soil erosion and sedimentation during construction, a certified Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan was prepared. This plan includes a stabilized construction entrance, silt fencing along the limit of disturbance, inlet protection filters, and temporary and permanent vegetative measures to ensure short- and long-term stabilization of soils.
Marathon was responsible for completing a Preliminary Assessment, Site Investigation and Remedial Action of the former Antrim Hardware Site located on Federal Street in Camden, New Jersey. The site is to be redeveloped into the Cathedral Kitchens services for the homeless site. Marathon provided similar services on an additional industrial facility located adjacent to the former Antrim Site acquired by Cathedral Kitchen for expansion.
Marathon completed a site investigation to further investigate these areas of concern. The site investigation consisted of completion of a Ground Penetrating Radar and Electromagnetic survey to identify the location and orientation of the suspect USTs; a subsurface investigation using a Geoprobe sampling device to investigate the potential release associated with the USTs; and a subsurface investigation using test pits to investigate the presence of historic fill across the site and under the former loading docks. Visual and laboratory analysis of subsurface samples confirmed a discharge from the suspected leaking UST and revealed no impact from the historic fill and loading dock operations. Because a discharge from a UST was confirmed, soil and groundwater remediation was performed and issued a no further action determination from the NJDEP. Marathon is working with Cathedral Kitchen on the adjacent industrial property to develop a remedial action workplan to cap historic fill.
Client: Cathedral Kitchen
642 Market Street
Camden, New Jersey 08102
Contacts/Reference: Karen Talarico, Executive Director
Period of Performance:
October 2005 to 2007
August 2012 to present
Robert L. Carter Jr., LSRP
Carl Bones, P.E.,