KS Associates provided a comprehensive survey of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority properties. The survey involved three sites: an ALTA/ACSM Land Title survey of the downtown port site, a survey of the E. 55th Street site, and a boundary and drainage survey of the Cleveland Bulk Terminal on Whiskey Island.
The project included Submerged Land Lease (SLL) surveys at two locations on Lake Erie. The first contained 376 acres between the U.S. Harbor Line and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineer’s break wall, approximately 1,700 feet into Lake Erie. The SLL extended from E. 9th Street approximately 10,100 feet west to the break wall near the NEORSD Westerly Treatment Plant. A second, 109-acre SLL was prepared to encompass the Dike 14 site near E. 88th Street. KS Associates performed extensive research to determine the historic location of the natural shoreline of Lake Erie prior to “man-made land” that extends into the Lake today.
Scheduling of the field surveying was critical to complete the work prior to the shipping season as access would be limited. KS Associates deployed multiple survey crews on site to complete the work on time.
The survey of the downtown Port was detailed, providing accurate location of infrastructure including drives, parking areas, buildings and utilities. KS Associates worked closely with Port personnel to research, identify, and map utility lines and features that were not apparent from a visual inspection. The deliverable provided the Port with one set of drawings that they can reference for critical information about their facility for future improvements.