Land Development related Civil Engineering in the greater Tucson, Arizona area
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About Perry Engineering, LLC
Civil engineering consulting and land surveying for residential, commercial, industrial, education, and healthcare related projects. We are known to be trusted advisors to our clients, not just a firm who can prepare and stamp plans. Specifically, our clients appreciate our expertise the most during the construction phase knowing we have engineered the project and will be there as it becomes a success. One of our specialties is filling the role of the civil engineering consultant on architectural led design teams. We perform our design and plan production work using Civil 3D, the companion program to Revit, and we take great pride in our ability to integrate our Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities with that of our architect clients. We also assist them by providing documentation for site-related credits during the LEED certification process. With our local experience and knowledge of staff and the various development and zoning codes, standards, and plan review processes associated with the multiple jurisdictions in the greater Tucson area, we can keep our projects moving forward according to schedule and budget.
Some of our services are:
Land Surveying – including Boundary Surveys, ALTA Surveys, lot combination and splits
Tentative and Final Plats
Water and Sewer Plans
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
Custom Lot Grading
Construction Phase and Engineer of Record Services
About Ken Perry
Ken Perry is the president and principal of Perry Engineering, LLC, the firm he started in February, 2012 after working for large civil engineering firms in the Tucson area for more than 17 years, the last 5 years as a shareholder and board of director of the firm. A University of Arizona graduate, Ken has called the Tucson area home for most of his life, and is enjoying working with many old friends and new clients. Mr. Perry’s projects in the past have ranged in size from very large to small, from master planned communities to one-room worship centers. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and is affiliated with the US Green Build Council (USGBC); the Southern Arizona Homebuilder’s Association (SAHBA) as a member of their Advisory Board; the American Institute of Architects (AIA); the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA) as a former board member; the Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM); and the Pima Association of Governments (PAG) Solar Partnership Committee.
Perry Engineering’s survey department gained a new piece of equipment in 2021 – the DJI Matrice 600 Pro drone. Since its start nearly two years ago, our survey department has utilized drones to collect an expansive amount of data and produce high resolution videos, photos, and maps for projects throughout Arizona.
Drone surveying produces quality results quickly, profitably, and safely and we are excited to continue to share these benefits with our clients. Anytime we fly a site, we are able to obtain excellent orthomosaic photo, video, and mapping. Not only does the quick drone flight provide results much faster than conventional surveying methods, it is also able to gather information about areas that could not previously been explored and often picks up items missed using traditional field survey techniques.
Specifically, our new drone – the DJI Matrice 600 Pro – is designed for versatility and reliability and is described as DJI’s most powerful commercial flying platform to-date. The hexacopter can hold several kg, allowing it to carry multiple sensors and imaging devices. Its programmability allows our FAA-licensed drone pilots to script unique, refined, advanced flights. Its lightweight design and intelligent battery system allows over 30 minutes of flight time.
After the drone flight and data collection, our survey department utilizes advanced photogrammetry software to produce incredible results in many different formats, including 3D CAD models, 3D PDFs, 2D CAD topographic maps, videos, etc. We can easily share 3D point clouds, photos, videos, and mapping information with the client and other design professionals – creating a collaborative design process.
Perry Engineering and Developer Sears Financial Corporation have teamed…again – a new multi-family, mixed-use development called The Alexander is coming to Marana in 2021!
At the Town of Marana Planning Commission meeting on June 24th, preliminary plans for the new multi-family, mixed-use development were recommended for approval. Specifically, our project team requested to rezone approximately 10.75 acres at the southwest corner of Aerie Drive and Thornydale Road from Neighborhood Commercial to Specific Plan.
The Alexander is expected to include a high-density multi-family, modern development on the western seven-acre portion of the project site, while two acres on the eastern part of the site will be reserved for a potential future phase of commercial development and/or additional residential. Additionally, a portion of the southern property boundary will be dedicated to Pima County for the installation of bank protection and the planned extension of the Cañada Del Oro River Park along the north bank of the wash. Several buildings of The Alexander will be oriented toward the Cañada Del Oro Wash to maximize scenic and recreational use of this vital wash/riparian area and river path amenity. In addition, The Alexander hopes to maximize the spectacular views of Sombrero Peak and the Tucson Mountains to the west and those of Pusch Ridge and the Catalinas to the east of the site.
It is anticipated The Alexander will house approximately 250 units in multiple four-story buildings. Units will be a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. On-site parking ranges from 490 to 525 spaces and on-site amenities are expected to include a pool/spa, fitness and business center, children’s play area, multiple courtyards, barbeques, ramadas, storage units, garages, and a dog park. In addition, a project goal is to maximize pedestrian connectivity to the Cañada Del Oro River Park by providing an internal north-south connector trail along the eastern property boundary connecting the planned extension of the River Park to the existing sidewalks located on Aerie Drive and Thornydale Road. The connector trail will provide safe access for users of the Cañada Del Oro River Park and The Loop.
Project team members include Way Architects as the design firm, The Planning Center as the land planner, and Tofel Dent Construction as the general contractor.
Construction is expected to commence the first quarter of 2021.
Arizona has always been known as a “boom and bust” state, keeping many investors away. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, economic disruption is inevitable. However, we are hopeful that Arizona’s attractive climate, pro-business environment, and strong population and employment growth will continue to make this state one of the most attractive markets for capital investment. Specifically, Southeast Arizona and its rural communities still have abundant land ripe for development.
Perry Engineering is familiar with the development processes and requirements of Southeast Arizona jurisdictions. Since its founding in 2012, Perry Engineering has successfully completed dozens of projects in Cochise County and the surrounding area, from design phase through construction phase. Currently, our firm is working on roadway improvements for the City of Sierra Vista; renovations to the former Nogales home of Gov. Raul Castro on behalf on the University of Arizona; improvements at the Inde Motorsports Ranch in Willcox; Plaza de Colibri in Sierra Vista; and was recently selected to be part of the on-call planning team for the Sierra Vista Metropolitan Planning Organization. In the past, our firm has completed design and survey services for Head Start Facilities in Bisbee and Douglas; the Nogales Unified School District; Culver’s in Sierra Vista; classroom additions and site improvements on behalf of Cochise College; Arizona Street in Bisbee; the Mariposa North Industrial Park in Nogales; and Chiricahua Pediatric Centers in Bisbee and Douglas.
Perry Engineering looks forward to continuing its work in Southeast Arizona!
Perry Engineering is pleased to announce that German Valenzuela has accepted a position as Senior Civil Designer with our team. Mr. Valenzuela joins our firm with over 15 years’ experience as a civil designer in Southern Arizona and in Mexico. Continue reading…
We were pleased to assist with the rezoning of this up and coming 185 lot subdivision located in Marana, AZ. The Team worked together with the Town of Marana to come up with, what we believe to be, a premium layout for this site. Continue reading…
This 201 Lot subdivision is now well into the construction phase. This project is located within 78 acres along Linda Vista, between Thornydale and Shannon, on Tucson’s northwest side. Continue reading…
This project is comprised of a 160 Acre 10 block industrial park located just off State Route 189 in Nogales, Arizona. These blocks will be mass graded in for commercial and industrial use. Continue reading…
This 32 lot subdivision was designed on a unique 14 acre parcel near Cardinal and Irvington Road. This project will be developed under Pima County jurisdiction. Lot sizes are typically 110′x40′ without rear yard neighbors. Continue reading…