The Club at Briarcliff Manor, site engineered by McLaren, is Westchester’s premier senior housing lifestyle community set upon 58+ acres of diverse wooded topography in New York State.
Previously home to the Briarcliff Lodge, an early 20th Century Tudor style resort, and later used as the campus for The King’s College, the site redevelopment presented multiple terrain, drainage, and utility challenges.
The Senior Housing development consists of two interconnected apartment buildings which are set into a hilltop at the upper level of the site and overlook the Hudson River and the New York City skyline.
McLaren provided the full site/civil engineering services necessary to create a mix of 287 independent living, assisted living and, memory care apartments. This included siting of the buildings, parking, roadways, and landscaped areas–with stormwater and water quality at the forefront of the design.
McLaren’s engineers focused on the challenge of integrating the facility into the steep terrain. Coordinating with the project team, we obtained the zoning and environmental permits. The team also provided utility design for the Village of Briarcliff.
All the existing utilities left behind from the former King’s College required replacement. Public infrastructure associated with the project included a water pump station, replacing an aging water tank, and new water mains to provide water service to the project and upgrade service to the surrounding community.
A soccer field was constructed on the grounds by The Club for the Village’s recreational use, on the lower portion of the property. McLaren’s site engineering for the Senior Lifestyle Community helped support the Club at Briarcliff in their continued effort to provide best-in-class assisted living and award-winning memory care for those 55 and older.