Stormwater Project - Rodney Dormitory Site


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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.

Brownfield Program

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:

DateAbatement Areas Samples
Completed (#)
 Results
(f/cc)*
 Action
Level (f/cc)
 Asbestos          Test           Results **
Monday, December 10, 2018No Abatement Work PerformedN/A N/AN/AN/A
Tuesday, December 11, 2018Powerhouse interior, Powerhouse Roof and Dining Hall Roof10<0.0070.01N/A
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  Powerhouse interior, Powerhouse Roof and Dining Hall Roof12<0.0060.01N/A
Thursday, December 13, 2018Powerhouse interior, Powerhouse Roof and Dining Hall Roof12<0.0060.01N/A
Friday, December 14, 2018Powerhouse interior, Powerhouse Roof and Dining Hall Roof11<0.0050.01N/A
Monday, December 17, 2018Powerhouse Roof and 3rd Floor in Dorm A 13<0.005  0.01N/A
Tuesday, December 18, 2018Dorm A and Dining Hall Roof  14 <0.007 0.01N/A
Wednesday, December 19, 2018Dorm A and Dining Hall Roof14<0.0230.01None Detected
Thursday, December 20, 2018Dorm A and Dining Hall Roof7<0.0070.01N/A
Friday, December 21, 2018Dorm A and Dorm B6<0.0060.01N/A
Monday, December 24, 2018No Abatement Work PerformedN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tuesday, December 25, 2018No Abatement Work PerformedN/AN/AN/AN/A
Wednesday, December 26, 2018Dorm A, Dorm B and Dining Hall Roof14<0.0080.01N/A
Thursday, December 27, 2018Dorm A, Dorm B and Dining Hall Roof14<0.00670.01N/A
Friday, December 28, 2018Dorm A and Dorm B4<0.0080.01N/A
Monday, December 31, 2018No Abatement Work PerformedN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tuesday, January 1, 2019No Abatement Work PerformedN/AN/AN/AN/A
Wednesday, January 2, 2019Dorm B8<0.0050.01N/A
Thursday, January 3, 2019Dorm B12<0.0050.01N/A
Friday, January 4, 2019Dorm B
8
<0.0080.01N/A
Monday, January 7, 2019Dorm B and Dining Hall Roof12<0.0080.01N/A
Tuesday, January 8, 2019Dorm B and Dining Hall Roof10<0.0050.01N/A
Wednesday, January 9, 2019Dorm C and Dining Hall Roof10<0.0070.01N/A
Thursday, January 10, 2019Dorm C and Dining Hall Roof11<0.0140.01None Detected
Friday, January 11, 2019Dorm C8<0.0080.01N/A
Monday, January 14, 2019Dorm C10<0.0050.01N/A
Tuesday, January 15, 2019Dorm C and Dorm D8<0.0050.01N/A
Wednesday, January 16, 2019Dorm C, Dorm D and Powerhouse Interior8<0.0050.01N/A
Thursday, January 17, 2019Dorm D and Powerhouse Interior8<0.0060.01N/A
Friday, January 18, 2019Dorm D8<0.0050.01N/A
Monday, January 21, 2019Dorm D8<0.0080.01N/A
Tuesday, January 22, 2019Dorm D and Dorm E8<0.0060.01N/A
Wednesday, January 23, 2019***Dorm D and Dorm E8<0.0060.01N/A
Thursday, January 24, 2019Dorm EN/AN/AN/AN/A
Friday, January 25, 2019Dorm D, Dorm E and Powerhouse Building10<0.0050.01N/A
Monday, January 28, 2019Dorm E and Powerhouse Building10<0.060.01N/A
Tuesday, January 29, 2019Dorm E and Dorm F4<0.0050.01N/A
Wednesday, January 30, 2019Dorm E8<0.0050.01N/A
Thursday, January 31, 2019Dorm E8<0.0060.01N/A
Friday, February 1, 2019No Abatement Work PerformedN/AN/AN/AN/A
Monday, February 4, 2019Dorm F and Dining Hall Roof10<0.0060.01N/A
Tuesday, February 5, 2019Dorm F and Dining Hall Roof10<0.0060.01N/A
Wednesday, February 6, 2019Dorm F and Powerhouse Roof10<0.0060.01N/A
Thursday, February 7, 2019Dorm F and Powerhouse Roof10<0.0060.01N/A
Friday, February 8, 2019***Powerhouse RoofN/AN/AN/AN/A
Monday, February 11, 2019No Abatement Work PerformedN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tuesday, February 12, 2019***All DormsN/AN/AN/AN/A
Wednesday, February 13, 2019Dorm A8<0.0060.001N/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.

***Air monitoring was not conducted due to heavy precipitation throughout the duration of the work day.

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. 
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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.  
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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.  
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 Agenda/Fact Sheet - Workshop #1
 DocumentsDate 
Environmental Remediation ContractOctober 26, 2018
Presentation to CouncilDecember 11, 2017
PCB, Asbestos Abatement and Air Monitoring SummaryJune 13, 2017
WRA PresentationApril 10, 2017
JMT PresentationApril 10, 2017
AECOM PresentationApril 10, 2017
Rodney Presentation to CouncilMarch 10, 2017
Purchase and Sale Agreement - Rodney Dormitory Parcel for Primary Development of a Stormwater FacilityMarch 10, 2017
Environmental Reports Phase IIMarch 8, 2017
Environmental Reports Phase IMarch 8, 2017
Rodney Complex PresentationFebruary 27, 2017
University of Delaware - Rodney and Dickinson - Highest and Best Use AppraisalFebruary 24, 2017
Potential for Stormwater Improvements and Public Open SpaceFebruary 24, 2017
City of Newark - Appraisal Rodney and Dickinson PropertiesFebruary 24, 2017
DRAFT timeline for Project - Subject to ChangeFebruary 24, 2017

 Public Workshop #2 - Presentation of Concepts for the New Site
 Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 6 – 8 p.m., City Hall
 
 

 Public Workshop #2 - Presentation of Concepts for the New Site
 Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 6 – 8 p.m., City Hall
 
 

 Public Workshop #2 - Presentation of Concepts for the New Site
 Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 6 – 8 p.m., City Hall