Stormwater Project - Rodney Dormitory Site
About the Project
The City of Newark is interested in developing the Caesar Rodney Residence Hall Complex located at 103 Hillside Road, which closed in the spring of 2015.The City is under contract to purchase the property and has proposed a plan for development of the site, which will integrate a state of the art stormwater management facility along with recreational and educational components.
The City implemented a robust public participation program to reimagine the site and make the final product something residents of and visitors to Newark will proudly utilize for years to come. The public participation included three workshops held over several months in fall 2017 to collaborate on the design and amenities of the new site. All materials from those workshops are posted below.
Following the public participation program, a final concept was presented to Council on December 11, 2017. By incorporating input from the public, elected officials, and City staff, the final plan includes a combination of items balancing community recreation, infrastructure, and stormwater needs. Integration with the surroundings, existing conditions, and consideration of environmental and natural resources are also included in the final design. The City has been approved to utilize State Revolving Loan Funds through the referendum process, which was completed June 2018, for the purchase and development of the site.
The city has entered into a Brownfield Development Agreement (BDA) to help fund the mitigation of hazardous material from the site. Environmental remediation began in December 2018. Contract documents and environmental monitoring results are shown below:
|Date||Abatement Areas|| Samples|
|Asbestos Test Results **|
|Monday, December 10, 2018||No Abatement Work Performed||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tuesday, December 11, 2018||Powerhouse interior, Powerhouse Roof and Dining Hall Roof||10||<0.007||0.01||N/A|
|Wednesday, December 12, 2018||Powerhouse interior, Powerhouse Roof and Dining Hall Roof||12||<0.006||0.01||N/A|
|Thursday, December 13, 2018||Powerhouse interior, Powerhouse Roof and Dining Hall Roof||12||<0.006||0.01||N/A|
|Friday, December 14, 2018||Powerhouse interior, Powerhouse Roof and Dining Hall Roof||11||<0.005||0.01||N/A|
|Monday, December 17, 2018||Powerhouse Roof and 3rd Floor in Dorm A||13||<0.005||0.01||N/A|
|Tuesday, December 18, 2018||Dorm A and Dining Hall Roof||14||<0.007||0.01||N/A|
|Wednesday, December 19, 2018||Dorm A and Dining Hall Roof||14||<0.023||0.01||None Detected|
|Thursday, December 20, 2018||Dorm A and Dining Hall Roof||7||<0.007||0.01||N/A|
|Friday, December 21, 2018||Dorm A and Dorm B||6||<0.006||0.01||N/A|
|Monday, December 24, 2018||No Abatement Work Performed||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tuesday, December 25, 2018||No Abatement Work Performed||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Wednesday, December 26, 2018||Dorm A, Dorm B and Dining Hall Roof||14||<0.008||0.01||N/A|
|Thursday, December 27, 2018||Dorm A, Dorm B and Dining Hall Roof||14||<0.0067||0.01||N/A|
|Friday, December 28, 2018||Dorm A and Dorm B||4||<0.008||0.01||N/A|
|Monday, December 31, 2018||No Abatement Work Performed||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tuesday, January 1, 2019||No Abatement Work Performed||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Wednesday, January 2, 2019||Dorm B||8||<0.005||0.01||N/A|
|Thursday, January 3, 2019||Dorm B||12||<0.005||0.01||N/A|
|Friday, January 4, 2019||Dorm B|
|Monday, January 7, 2019||Dorm B and Dining Hall Roof||12||<0.008||0.01||N/A|
|Tuesday, January 8, 2019||Dorm B and Dining Hall Roof||10||<0.005||0.01||N/A|
|Wednesday, January 9, 2019||Dorm C and Dining Hall Roof||10||<0.007||0.01||N/A|
|Thursday, January 10, 2019||Dorm C and Dining Hall Roof||11||<0.014||0.01||None Detected|
|Friday, January 11, 2019||Dorm C||8||<0.008||0.01||N/A|
|Monday, January 14, 2019||Dorm C||10||<0.005||0.01||N/A|
*Air Monitoring Results are measured in fibers per cubic centimeter. If a test result is greater than 0.010 fibers per cubic centimeter the Contractor will immediately stop work and perform corrective action measures to mitigate the airborne fibers.
**The air monitoring tests for ALL airborne fibers not just asbestos fibers. Should a test exceed 0.010 fibers per cubic centimeter the test sample will be submitted to a lab for an asbestos fiber count determination.
For additional information regarding the Brownfield Program, please click this link to Delaware's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
2018 Capital Project Referendum
Funding for this project was subject to the 2018 capital referendum. For more information, please click here.
Please click here to submit a question or comment about the project – we look forward to hearing from you!
|Public Workshop #3 - Presentation of the Preferred Concept for the New Site and Next Steps|
|Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6 – 8 p.m., City Hall – Please see below for materials from this meeting.|
|Public Workshop #2 - Presentation of Concepts for the New Site|
|Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 6 – 8 p.m., City Hall – Please see below for materials from this meeting.|
Presentation updated Oct 2, 2017
|Public Workshop #1 - What Do You Want to See on the New Site?|
Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., City Hall – Please see below for materials from this meeting.
|Agenda/Fact Sheet - Workshop #1|
|Environmental Remediation Contract||October 26, 2018|
|Presentation to Council||December 11, 2017|
|PCB, Asbestos Abatement and Air Monitoring Summary||June 13, 2017|
|WRA Presentation||April 10, 2017|
|JMT Presentation||April 10, 2017|
|AECOM Presentation||April 10, 2017|
|Rodney Presentation to Council||March 10, 2017|
|Purchase and Sale Agreement - Rodney Dormitory Parcel for Primary Development of a Stormwater Facility||March 10, 2017|
|Environmental Reports Phase II||March 8, 2017|
|Environmental Reports Phase I||March 8, 2017|
|Rodney Complex Presentation||February 27, 2017|
|University of Delaware - Rodney and Dickinson - Highest and Best Use Appraisal||February 24, 2017|
|Potential for Stormwater Improvements and Public Open Space||February 24, 2017|
|City of Newark - Appraisal Rodney and Dickinson Properties||February 24, 2017|
|DRAFT timeline for Project - Subject to Change||February 24, 2017|