GPA Colonel’s Island Bulk Facility, Brunswick, GA

Facilities Grow As Import and Export Grow

The project consists of the design services for the Colonel’s Island Bulk Facility development in the existing GPA Colonel’s Island Terminal in Brunswick, Georgia. This terminal contains two business operations, automobile processing and bulk handling, utilizing three separate marine berths along the Brunswick River. The bulk handling operations, known as the Colonel’s Island Bulk Facility (CIBF) is adjacent to and utilizes Berth 2. Surrounding the CIBF are automobile processing facilities that import and export approximately 650,000 new vehicles a year. The automobile processing business continues to grow and has generated high demand for additional property. In order to satisfy this demand, the GPA is planning on developing approximately 70 acres into RO/RO parking within the CIBF area. Development of this property is proposed in a single phase and will consist of clearing, grubbing, earthwork, utility installation, paving, stripping, fencing and lighting in accordance with GPA design and construction standards.

Initially, the development was divided in three phases: Phase 1 & 2 consisting of the construction of parking areas including car carrier routing and heavy equipment storage in the grass and wooded area; and Phase 3 consisting of the construction of pavement in the area of the existing building and structures after demolition

The survey consists of boundary and topographic survey necessary to complete design including the bulk facility to insure proper integration between Parcel 1 & 2 and the bulk facility property. Survey areas include entire undeveloped area shown as Phase 1 and 2. In addition to the undeveloped area, Hussey Gay Bell will survey access ways around the site for design of access to the individual sites from existing roads. Hussey Gay Bell will perform an as-built survey and 3D scan of the CIBF to be used in the Demolition Plan. While obtaining the topographic information, Hussey Gay Bell will provide a call to 811 for utility locates and locate the apparent and observable utilities as well as the marked utilities by the service providers. Subsurface investigation will not be included as a part of the survey. Further, Hussey Gay Bell will provide services of providing lease parcel platting as required by each phase should it be required.

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GPA Colonel’s Island Bulk Facility
Brunswick, GA

Automobile processing facilities in the GPA Colonel’s Island Terminal demand for additional property as their business grows. In order to satisfy this demand, the GPA is planning on developing approximately 70 acres into RO/RO parking within the Colonel’s Island Bulk Facility area. Hussey Gay Bell supports this effort by providing surveying and civil permitting.