The Connecticut Food Bank is a 83,894 SF warehouse/office building located at 2 Research Parkway in Wallingford, Connecticut. The Food Bank coordinates programs to distribute food through a network of food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and residential and day programs serving adults and children in six Connecticut counties.
BL Companies provided environmental, land surveying, civil engineering, and traffic engineering services for the development of this facility. BL Companies was a key partner with the selected architect from start to finish and provided due diligence site investigation services, as well as detailed site design, local and state permitting, and limited construction administration.
BL Companies collaborated with Connecticut Food Bank staff to develop a site plan layout that addressed their unique needs to accommodate truck routing to service the warehouse while also providing separation for staff and volunteers working in the front office.
The sitework included the construction of 129 parking spaces, multiple loading docks, new utilities and drainage improvements, landscaping, a walking trail, and minor offsite roadway improvements.