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Upperco Volunteer Fire Co.

Upperco Volunteer Fire Co.

Site Plan for new Upperco VFC
Site Plan showing five micro-biroretention ESD facilties on site.

Landmark performed the planning and site design services for the development of a new fire station facility for the construction of a new 20,260 square foot fire station on a 6.45-acre agriculture parcel in northwest Baltimore County.

The Upperco VFC is the result of the combination of two fire companies in Baltimore County – Arcadia and Boring.  Since there are no public water and sewer facilities in the area surrounding this site, the project included the design of an on-site septic sewerage disposal system with a grinder pump, and a well. Stormwater management for this site involved the design of a series of micro-bioretention facilities to provide Environmental Site Design (ESD) to the Maximum Extent Practicable.

The proposed fire station is located in a zoning district which required the project appear before an administrative law judge at a special exception hearing. Site landscaping was designed to take into account sight distances and sight lines needed for apparatus vehicles to safely leave the station to respond to a call and be able to clearly see vehicles travelling on adjoining roads without obstructions from trees, yet still meet the local landscaping requirements.

The scope of work included site layout, stormwater management, grading, on-site sanitary disposal system (septic system), design for Landscape Plan and Forest Conservation Plan, and agency approvals.

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