Riverbend Luxury Residences

The Ginsburg Development Company creates high quality residential and mixed-use communities in New York’s Northern Suburbs.

As part of this community, The Riverbend Luxury Residences were developed on a 30-acre site previously occupied by the Franciscan Sisters of Peekskill which contains sixteen 3-story residential buildings, one 2-story clubhouse and one 4-story apartment building. This residential apartment development consists of approximately 242 units, associated driveways, parking and infrastructure.

The many services Tectonic provided throughout the construction of this project included:

  • Preliminary site design and permitting, grading and drainage, site utilities, reports, cost estimates, regulatory permitting, erosion control and storm water management design.
  • Geotechnical services: subsurface investigation, the design of multiple segmental block walls and rock walls, and the design of cast-in-place concrete retaining walls.
  • Surveying services to support both the design and construction.
  • Construction responsibilities included the layout of new buildings, garage pads, site grading, water and sewer lines, curb lines, etc. Tectonic also provided as-built surveys of the infrastructure for submittal to the various municipal agencies overseeing the project.
  • Construction inspection and materials testing services were provided throughout the construction phase of the project to support the Client’s quality control initiatives and Code compliance requirements.

Newburgh Mid-Broadway Mixed Use Development

The Newburgh Mid-Broadway Mixed Use project involved the redevelopment of an affordable residential 91-unit housing development on a 1.96-acre portion of a city block in Newburgh, NY. This housing unit is a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom configurations with on-site amenities that includes a playground, 155 parking spaces, and a supermarket to serve the complex.

Tectonic provided professional consulting services which included:

  • Planning board approvals
  • Site planning (geometric, grading, drainage, utility)
  • Storm water management design within a combined sewer service area
  • DOH approvals for water/sewer
  • Full Environmental Assessment Form (EAF)
  • Road opening permits
  • Special use permit approvals
  • Construction documents
  • Construction phase office/field support

This project will provide affordable housing for families with incomes in the range of 35 to 85 percent of the County’s area median income.

The Mill at Middletown

The Mill at Middletown is an adaptive reuse of a historic 3-story mill building into a 27-unit affordable rental apartment building with 1,300 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor including the Fresh Start Cafe, a culinary arts job training program. A one-story brick annex building will be reused as a 1,200 square foot community space. A 4-story, 15-unit, new construction building extension brings the total number of units to 42.

Tectonic provided services to redesign the parking lot, public spaces, and stormwater management system. Retaining walls were dramatically lowered or eliminated, earthwork was reduced, accessibility and circulation were improved, infrastructure was scaled back, and landscaping was increased. Services also included:

  • Survey (ALTA/ACSM)
  • Site/civil design
  • Utility engineering
  • Construction support
  • SPDES compliance permitting
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Planning
  • FEMA elevation certificate/LOMA

Tectonic worked with the development team to transform a municipal approval set of drawings into a construction-ready, value-engineered solution to accommodate the project architect’s ultimate vision for the project.

Hudson Crest

Hudson Crest is a LEED® (Silver) housing campus providing 189 units of luxury housing situated on 6-acres of land offering picturesque views overlooking the Hudson River.

This project was designed to transition between the single-family residences, which are adjacent to high-density housing and commercial uses, to provide public enhancements such as footpaths, utility infrastructure, mass transit links and an automated parking garage. The units were arranged to emphasize river views, community design and to facilitate unique circulation patterns that permits parking beneath two of the buildings, thereby maximizing the development potential of the site.

Tectonic provided site engineering services by developing LEED®-compliant site plan designs and providing support for sustainable site credits. Additional services Tectonic provided include the following:

  • Preparation of subsurface investigations
  • Rock removal and blasting procedures
  • Support of municipal approvals and EIS process
  • SPDES stormwater permitting, including subterranean storage and rainwater harvesting
  • Obtained potable water and wastewater permits
  • Performed boundary and topographic survey

Hudson Lights

Tectonic performed Phase I services on Hudson Lights, a mixed-use development project, for leading architect and designer, Arquitectonica. This 15-story residential building, built by Tucker Development, will include residential units, retail and office spaces, restaurants, parking, and hotel on an 8-acre portion of a 16-acre lot, as part of a two phase construction project.

Tectonic performed surveying services for the first phase which included as-builts of the floors, ceilings, and slab edges of the newly constructed concrete decks. Surveys were performed after a concern of deformation of the concrete slabs after release of support. Plans were provided that showed the flatness of the floors and ceiling, and the deformation of the slab between column lines and at the edge of the cantilevered sections. Tectonic utilized its High-Definition Laser Scanner to maximize the detail gathered.

The Hudson Lights project, conveniently located near the George Washington Bridge, offers access to five major highways, and is expected to help transform downtown Fort Lee while providing luxury retailers and renters with an easy commute to New York City.

Harbors at Haverstraw

The Harbors at Haverstraw, a 542-unit residential community, is a successful redevelopment of a former brownfield site on the Hudson River. Tectonic has been working with Ginsburg Development Companies (GDC) since the initial planning phases of the Haverstraw Waterfront Redevelopment. Tectonic completed site development plans and preliminary civil engineering services including locations of buildings, parking, drives, utilities, stormwater management facilities and site grading. Additional engineering services included:

  • Assisting in the draft of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process, providing civil engineering and environmental services.
  • Preparation of Stormwater Management Report in accordance with DEC standards.
  • Analysis of adequacy of water and sewer systems, projected usage, and necessary improvements, including the preparation of Water System and Sewer System Reports as well as assisting with Rockland County approval.
  • Upgrade of existing sanitary sewer pump station.
  • Erosion and sediment control plans.
  • Multiple Site Plan Amendments as development evolves.
  • Consulting for Post-Superstorm-Sandy FEMA Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) designation and map revisions.
  • Construction support services.

The Harbors is part of a larger waterfront redevelopment that provides multi-family housing with a connection to the Metro-North commuter rail via Ferry. Future phases will connect a 1.5-mile riverfront promenade to Haverstraw’s Main Street area. The residential community includes two pools, a fitness center, basketball court and clubhouse.