Grays Woods Partnership, Centre County
For the past 28 years, Keller Engineers has been involved with the planning and design of Grays Woods, a 600-acre mixed-use planned community located in Patton Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Construction of this project has been underway in accordance with an official master plan for nearly 30 years utilizing a phased development approach, with over 1,800 residential units planned. The project is divided into distinct neighborhoods emanating from a central boulevard.
To date the project consists of 556 single-family homes and multi-family townhomes, as well as several commercial elements including churches, a school, and a daycare center. This development has occurred within five neighborhood areas including Graysdale, Marywood, Brynwood, Deerbrook, and Grays Pointe. Recreational opportunities within the community include two municipal parks, a designated shared use path/trail, and various common open space areas.
A unique element of the project is the design and construction of a roundabout located at the entrance to Gray’s Woods Elementary School.
We have worked with Keller Engineers for structural and civil engineering support on six projects over the past five years and have been very pleased with the results. Our projects tend to be complicated phased renovation/ addition projects calling for creativity in planning and construction. I have been particularity pleased with their responsiveness to issues that arise during construction which is of particular importance to us and our clients. Vern L. McKissick, III, AIA, LEED AP, Owner/Architect McKissick Associates