Alta Altitude: A New Residential Development in Warwick, RI

By May 23, 2024 Engineering News

A new residential development in Warwick, Rhode Island – Alta Altitude – is one of DiPrete Engineering’s latest projects. Developed by Wood Partners, it features 214 residential units, offering a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments. The project was initiated by Schiavo Enterprises, permitted by DiPrete, and later sold to Wood Partners.

DiPrete Engineering’s involvement encompassed a wide range of services, ensuring the project’s progression from planning to construction. The firm undertook surveying, design, and permitting processes, playing a crucial role in transforming the vision of Alta Altitude into reality. The team involved in the project also included The Architectural Team (TAT), Wozny/Barbar & Associates, Inc., Ellinwood Machado, Cosentini Associates, Infinisys, and Haley and Aldrich.

The development of Alta Altitude required navigating a complex permitting landscape at both the city and state levels. DiPrete Engineering secured all necessary approvals efficiently, paving the way for construction to begin. At the city level, the project required a zone change, which was secured through the Warwick City Council. Additionally, major site plan packages—master, preliminary, and final—were submitted to and approved by the Warwick Planning Board. These approvals were critical for aligning the project with local regulations and community standards.

State-level permitting involved coordination with several key agencies. DiPrete Engineering worked closely with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) to secure stormwater and construction permits, guaranteeing the project met all environmental protection standards. DiPrete also collaborated with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to obtain a physical alteration permit, facilitating the integration of Alta Altitude into Warwick’s existing transportation infrastructure. Locating in proximity to the airport, review by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was also completed.

Extending beyond planning and permitting, DiPrete is also providing ongoing construction services to make certain the project adheres to high standards of quality and efficiency. The ribbon-cutting ceremony, scheduled for May 22, 2024, will mark a significant milestone, celebrating the hard work and collaboration of all parties involved in bringing this project to fruition.

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