Muncie, Indiana, home of Ball State University, will soon have a new senior residential care facility. The Vermilion Development project is expected to encourage economic growth in the area and create jobs.
The Muncie Residential Care Facility is replacing a dilapidated bowling alley and will feature 119 one-bedroom and studio units. The three-story building will be surrounded by gardens, a gazebo and private walking paths.
Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) consultants are assisting with the construction of the development, which is expected to open by the end of 2017.
At the start of the project, contaminated soils were found on the 3.66-acre site. To address this issue, EEA civil engineers designed the grading of the site to form a cap of clean soil and reduce the amount of contaminated soil removal.
The team also performed a variety of site improvements and obtained permitting from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the City of Muncie and the Muncie Sanitary District (MSD).
Rendering Credit: Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects