First Baptist Church

Erdman Anthony provided site planning, zoning, traffic and civil engineering for the 1,000-member First Baptist Church of Royal Palm Beach.  Our team completed utility design, water distribution system design, and provided representation at public meetings.  The new church facility included a sanctuary, classrooms, offices, and has the ability to expand by adding additional buildings and offices.

Our team provided construction observation services to ensure that the plans and specifications were met.  In addition, we prepared and processed final certifications and permit releases.  Our team provided all surveying efforts for the project including the design topographic surveys, legal surveys, construction stakeout, record drawings, and easement descriptions.

Erdman Anthony accomplished the required full surface water management permitting with a dry detention pond that overflows into the adjacent Royal Palm Beach Canal.  Additionally, the Erdman Anthony team successfully negotiated the use of an off-site lake for the flood attenuation requirements.  By connecting an isolated pond to the canal system, through the property, our team resolved both the high water and low water problems that had plagued the pond and met the surface water management needs for the church without sacrificing valuable on-site land.

Erdman Anthony designed the potable water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems to be turned over to the Village of Royal Palm Beach upon completion.  Permits were obtained from Palm Beach County Public Health Unit as well as gaining approvals from the village.  The water distribution system included a fire line that services the sprinklers.  The extension of a 12-inch water main was required off-site near the west property line and extended past the north property line to Bilboa Ave to complete a loop for the Village water system.

Project Details


Royal Palm Beach, FL


First Baptist Church of Royal Palm Beach

Project Contact

Dana Gillette, PE, PSM, LEED AP
  • Dana Gillette, PE, PSM, LEED AP
  • 561-753-9723 x 6015
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