Viking Electric Site Development

Photo Credit to JakeRost Photography

Project Description

Marshall Park Investments purchased a lot along Femrite Drive that would be the new home of Viking Electric. The site is located within the City of Madison’s Urban Design District and conveniently located near STH 51. The location of this site provides easy access to the Beltline Highway and the Interstate. The development includes a 40,000 SF building with loading docks and parking for both employees and customers. The lot was split into two separate lots to allow construction of some contractor suites on the newly created lot. Vierbicher worked with FEMA to remove the newly created lot from the floodplain.

As the site is located within the City’s Urban Design District No. 1, aesthetics for the building and site were critical as this is a gateway into the city. Vierbicher provided surveying and site design services for the project. This included creating a Certified Survey Map to split the existing lot into two, defining wetland limits, developing layout plans, grading and erosion control plans, and stormwater management plans. The stormwater facility was designed to handle both lots. Poor soils on the site at a former septic field provided challenges to develop site plans and building footings that would be feasible to construct. City staff and the Urban Design Commission were happy to approve and endorse the final building and site design.