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Carroll Engineering, Inc.
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Hunt Valley, MD 21031
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The Baltimore Station is a historic fire house that underwent major adaptive reuse designs in 2007 to transform the public service building into a housing and drug recovery facility. The project included renovations and an addition to nearly 100 beds. Working with the Maryland Historic Trust, our team’s initial priority was to construct the addition with as little impact as possible on the original fire house.
The site presented several concerns, including the depth of uncontrolled fill on the addition footprint and physical constraints. CEI designed a system of helical piles to support the building, allowing for highly controlled excavation and construction with the least amount of disturbance possible. The structure for the three–story addition consists of a composite floor system on load bearing masonry walls.
Because the station is located within a floodplain, stormwater management options were limited. By incorporating a green roof, Carroll Engineering was able to increase the site’s total pervious area and manage pollutant levels without compromising the floodplain. CEI was also responsible for the design of new utility services to be connected to the building, which involved implementation and approval of a Developer’s Agreement.
The Baltimore Station