Geotechnical Project Summary

River Park Place
River Park Place
Project Name: River Park Place
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Facility Type: Multi-Use (Residential/Retail)
Low and Mid-Rise Towers
GEM Services: Geotechnical Engineering
Environmental Assessment
Construction Materials Testing

Project Description:

The project is located on the banks of the Ohio River. The current phase includes two 17-story residential towers, with 5-story residential/retail wings, four 5-story residential buildings, an underground parking garage, a marina expansion, and a promenade. The buildings will be supported on displacement piles installed into the denser sand layer underlying the upper softer clays.

GEM conducted the geotechnical exploration for this multi-faceted development. GEM provided site preparation guidelines and construction and design recommendations for foundations, slabs, and pavements that accommodated the numerous geotechnical issues associated with the site, including existing fill, remnant structures, buried utilities, soft subgrade soils, poor surface drainage, degradable soils, liquefaction potential, and slope stability. During construction, GEM is contracted to provide earthwork monitoring, density testing, pile load testing, and pile installation documentation.