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2014-12-04

Genesis Expands Transportation Services in Florida

Andrés "Andy" Núñez, P.E. joins Genesis as Vice President of Transportation Services in Tampa Andy brings more than 39 years' experience in transportation, traffic, and ITS consulting, and  program management to Genesis. A recognized industry leader, Andy has built a wealth of experience providing consulting engineering services ...
2014-11-15

Genesis Expands North FL Engineering Capabilities

Genesis is pleased to announce the addition of three professionals to our Tallahassee Division. Mark T. Llewellyn, Sr., P.E., President of Genesis, made the announcement which names David Hutcheson, P.E., P.S.M. as the Tallahassee Division Manager, and James Love and Nicholas Williams as engineering team members. Hutcheson, Love, ...
2014-11-09

Planning for Veterans Memorials Continues for Genesis Design Team as Veterans Day Nears

On Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m., Tampa area veterans groups and veterans' family members will gather at the Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park and Museum to honor the community's war veterans. Since 2010, Tampa-based Genesis Engineers, Planners and Landscape Architects have been working behind the scenes ...
2014-10-15

Genesis' Gandy Boulevard Project Featured in Construction Equipment Guide

Genesis CEI's Gandy Boulevard Project Manager, Marty Sanchez,P.E.,  talks about progress on this major construction project, in Construction Equipment Guide. The 2-mile Gandy project will widen the roadway, a key evacuation route for St. Petersburg, to a 6-lane elevated facility with pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, ITS and other ...
2014-10-09

1 Day, 2 Awards! Genesis' Gaines Street and Cascades Park Projects Both Winners

Genesis' CEO, Mark T. Llewellyn, Sr., P.E., at left, accepting the Public Sector Award for Excellence award. Two Genesis projects received top awards tonight, October 9th, 2014: The Gaines Street Revitalization received the Florida Redevelopment Association's Roy F. Kenzie Award for Capital Projects. Genesis ...
2014-09-19

Genesis Featured in 83degrees Magazine

Southern Transportation Plaza, an iconic Genesis project in downtown Tampa,FL 83 Degrees Media an online magazine that covers community, entrepreneurship, arts, and innovation in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, featured an article in this week's edition on Genesis. The article highlights our growing and continued hiring ...
2014-09-18

Genesis presents TALLAHASSEE TRANSFORMATION - 1997 VISION AND 2014 MOBILITY

Genesis' Brian Wheeler, ASLA led the panel presentation Tallahassee Transformation – 1997 Vision and 2014 Mobility at the 2014 APA Florida Chapter Annual Conference in Jacksonville on Sept. 5th. View the presentation slide deck. The panelists included Will Butler, President of Real Estate InSync, a Tallahassee ...
2014-09-04

Parks & Recreation Magazine Features Genesis' Cascades Park

Parks & Recreation - Sept. 2014 cover Genesis' Cascades Park project is featured in Parks & Recreation, Sept. 2014 issue. This 25-acre urban park's fun and functional design conceals a formidable stormwater management system. For more information, contact Mark T. Llewellyn, Sr., P.E. ...
2014-08-22

Genesis Announces Additions to the Firm's Tampa Landscape Architecture & Construction Management Teams

Genesis, the Florida-based Engineering, Planning, Landscape Architecture and CEI firm, has announced that three professionals have joined the company’s Tampa headquarters staff. Jill Griffiths, RLA Jill Griffiths, RLA, a registered Landscape Architect, brings to Genesis more than seven years’ experience in landscape architectural design including master ...
2014-08-11

SR 60/US 98 Intersection Takes Best in Construction Award in MOT Category

The Florida Transporation Builders Association (FTBA) has recognized the SR60/US 98 Intersection project with a Best in Construction Award in the Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) category. Genesis CEI provided Construction Engineering and Inspection Services for the SR 60/US 98 project which involved complete reconstruction ...
2014-07-31

Smokey Hollow Commemoration Wins 2014 AIA People's Choice Award

The Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced that the Smokey Hollow Commemoration, located in Cascades Park, won the coveted 2014 People's Choice Award. Out of 58 nominated buildings from across the state, including two others in Tallahassee, Smokey Hollow received a majority ...
2014-07-23

Genesis' Mark Llewellyn, Sr., P.E. to Present at 2014 EPB/UNF Environmental Symposium

Mark T. Llewellyn, Sr., P.E. Mark Llewellyn, Sr., P.E. will present two regional public works projects, Cascades Park and Gaines Street Revitalization, at the 2014 EPB/UNF Environmental Symposium "Moving Toward a Clean, Green City", on August 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the University of North Florida’s (UNF) Adam ...
2014-07-15

Genesis Proceeds with Atlantic Beach Corridor Reconstruction Plans Featuring Bio-Swales, New Stormwater Solutions and Green Technologies

Genesis recently received approval from the Atlantic Beach City Council to provide civil engineering services and streetscape design enhancements to the Seminole Road Corridor from Atlantic Boulevard to the five-way intersection at Plaza Street and Sherry Drive. Under the direction of Genesis' Jacksonville based Project Manager James Sullivan, ...
2014-06-26

Groundbreaking at Spring Restoration Project - Williford Springs

Williford Springs - Spring Restoration Concept Plan Genesis announces the groundbreaking for our latest Springs Restoration project, Williford Spring in Washington County, FL. Genesis' client Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) broke ground June 26 at Williford Spring in the Econfina Creek Water Management Area. Genesis provided ...
2014-06-20

JAX Refrigeration's New Headquarters

JAX Refrigeration's new headquarters Genesis assisted JAX Refrigeration with site planning, due diligence and regulatory approvals for the company's new 12,000 square foot headquarters site at A1A and 15th Avenue South in Jacksonville Beach. The City of Jacksonville Beach’s Board of Adjustment recently approved the plans for ...
2014-06-11

Genesis Park Project Featured in CENews

With permission from ASCE. The June 2014 Civil Engineering magazine features Genesis' Cascades Park stormwater management, engineering, and park planning project. CEO, President, and Engineer of Record for the project, Mark Llewellyn, Sr., P.E., comments on this unique solution to a municipal stormwater problem. For more information, ...
2014-06-05

NAIOP Tampa Bay 2014 Bus Tour

Join Genesis at NAIOP's: "Get on the Bus" Westshore NEW Office Development Bus Tour NAIOP is hosting Tampa Bay's top development professionals and office brokers for a tour of key office and mixed-use sites in Greater Westshore that will play a prominent role in the current ...
2014-05-02

Genesis Planner Joe Loretta weighs in on Hospitality Zone planned for Jacksonville Beach

Genesis' Joseph Loretta, RLA, was recently quoted by the Florida Times-Union in an article by Teresa Stepzinski about how Jacksonville Beach is looking to make their downtown more hospitable for visitors and residents. From Stepzinsk's article: "The presentation had merit", said Joseph Loretta, associate vice president ...
2014-05-02

Genesis' 201 Mayport- Beaches Habitat for Humanity Project is "Ready to Go."

Genesis' 201 Mayport project is featured in an article in the Florida Times-Union in an article by Barbara Gavin about how the project site, which was formerly an eyesore, is being recast as a community asset. From the article: "The zoning is done; the project has ...
2014-04-11

Genesis' Salt Life Project on Animal Planet's "Tanked" Show

Genesis Planner and Landscape Architect Joseph Loretta announced the soon-to-be-opened Salt Life Food Shack in St. Augustine Beach, a project he and Genesis team members have provided planning, engineering and permitting services for, will be featured in tonight's episode of Tanked on the Animal Planet channel. See the ...
2014-03-28

Genesis' Planner Named to ULI Community & Housing Development Council

Genesis Landscape Architect/Planner Joseph Loretta, RLA, LEED®AP has been appointed to the  Community & Housing Development Council (“CHDC”), an Urban Land Institute-Florida Product Council. As a member of the CHDC, Mr. Loretta will actively participate in ULI's mission of providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in ...
2014-03-06

New Wawa Location Opens in Tampa

Genesis’ Tampa engineering team, led by Project Manager Kyle Thornton, P.E., provided Planning, Site/Civil Engineering, and Landscape Architectural services for the new Tampa WAWA store located at 3942 N. US Highway 301 Tampa, FL 33619 which is directly adjacent to Genesis’ Tampa office. The entire Genesis ...
2014-02-28

Genesis Wins Three APWA Awards!

Genesis is pleased to announce that three projects have received awards from the American Public Works Association (APWA) Big Bend Chapter. The Franklin Boulevard project was recognized for its success in transforming a flood-prone,heavily used roadway in Tallahassee into an attractive, user-friendly multi-modal ...
2014-02-24

Genesis Announces Senior Promotions in Tampa

Genesis is pleased to announce that Kyle L. Thornton, P.E. has been named a Vice President and James Gilman, RLA, AICP has been promoted to Associate Vice President and Manager of Landscape Architecture. Thornton and Gilman are resident in the company's Tampa, Florida Division and headquarters. Kyle L. ...
2014-01-28

Genesis' Franklin Boulevard Project Wins FICE Engineering Excellence Award

Genesis’ Franklin Boulevard civil engineering project has received a 2014 Grand Award in the Stormwater Category. Genesis designed, permitted and provided construction phase services for the project under significant time constraints, on behalf of client City of Tallahassee – Blueprint 2000. The project successfully eliminated the roadway's persistent vulnerability ...
2014-01-20

Mark Llewellyn, Jr., EI Attains LEED AP ND Certification

Mark Llewellyn, Jr., EI has attained the LEED AP designation with a Neighborhood Development (ND) Specialty, a certification of the Green Building Certification Institute and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This designation indicates his leadership in the field, active participation in the green building movement, contribution of ...
2014-01-20

Beaches Habitat for Humanity - 78-Homes at a Time!

Genesis is the prime consultant for a Traditional Neighborhood Development for Beaches Habitat for Humanity in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Genesis is providing master planning, regulatory approvals, and graphic design services. Upon approval of the development by the City of Atlantic Beach, Genesis will provide civil engineering, detailed landscape architectural ...
2014-01-07

Genesis CEI Opens New Office For Gandy Blvd. Project

Genesis CEI has opened a new project office to support the SR 694 (Gandy Boulevard) project in St. Petersburg. The $82.9 million Gandy Boulevard project involves construction of a six-lane divided urban section from I-275 to MLK Street and a four-lane divided section from MLK Street to East Fourth ...
2013-12-20

Season's Greetings!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season. ...
2013-12-14

Iraq War Memorial Opens at Veteran's Park

The Genesis Tampa Team participated in the Dedication Ceremony for the Iraq Veteran’s Memorial  Saturday Dec. 14th at Veterans Memorial Park and Museum in Tampa.  This Memorial is one of three  war memorials designed by Genesis at the park. The design team includes Kyle Thornton, P.E., James Gilman, RLA, ...
2013-11-22

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving. ...
2013-10-28

Nick Grosso, P.E. Joins Genesis' North Florida Transportation Team

Genesis is proud to announce that Nick Grosso, P.E. has joined the company's Tallahassee, Florida transportation engineering practice as Project Manager. Mr. Grosso was formerly Project Manager in the Northwest Florida transportation group at Atkins in Tallahassee where he managed a variety of transportation and roadway projects ...
2013-10-14

Genesis' Gaines Street Project Receives Urban Land Institute North Florida�s Award of Excellence

Tallahassee, Florida, October 14, 2013 – Genesis, the Florida Engineering, Planning and Design firm announced today that the Gaines Street Revitalization Project in the City of Tallahassee received the 2013 Award of Excellence in the Downtown category from the Urban Land Institute - North Florida (ULI). Genesis provided planning, ...
2013-10-10

Genesis' Marty Sanchez Wins 2013 Bolton Award

The "Excellence in Paving" 2013 A.P. Bolton Award, District 7 was presented to Marty Sanchez, Senior PE for his team's work on a project along US301 from North of SR672 to Gibsonton Road Team members included: John S. Davis, PE, Project Administrator Cindy ...
2013-09-16

Genesis Has a New Ocala Office!

Jena Brooks has joined Genesis as Associate Vice President in our new Ocala office. Jena leads initiatives involving planning, design and implementation of greenways and trails projects in Florida and the Southeast. As former FDEP Director of the Office of Greenways & Trails, Jena worked with local ...
2013-09-09

Genesis Team to Outline Future Economic Development, Intermodal Opportunities in Port of Fernandina Master Plan

Jacksonville, FL, September 9, 2013 -- Genesis, together with Cardno Tec., is updating the Port of Fernandina's Master Plan for the Ocean Highway & Port Authority of Nassau County (OHPA). Brian Reaves, Chairman of the OHPA announced in July that a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) ...
2013-07-26

Korean War Memorial Dedication

Genesis personnel will gather Saturday July 27 at Veterans Memorial Park for the dedication of the Korean War Memorial, a project the engineering, planning and landscape architecture firm designed. The Memorial is the third such project to be built in the Tampa area; the Vietnam Memorial Park ...
2013-07-10

Urban Land Institute Recognizes Genesis' Liam O'Reilly

The Summer Edition of ULI North Florida's District Council Connection newsletter features Genesis' own Liam O'Reilly, E.I. in their Young Leader Spotlight. From the article: Liam O'Reilly joined the ULI North Florida Young Leaders Group in May 2013. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Liam grew up around the construction ...
2013-06-10

Florida Trends Special Report Cites Genesis Projects

Florida Trends' June Issue features a Special Report titled Business Portrait of Tallahassee in which not one , but two of Genesis's projects are highlighted for their positive impact on the community. Gaines Street Corridor The Gaines Street Corridor Project, on page 8 of the report, is ...
2013-03-19

Aruba Selects Genesis for Major Corridor Spatial Master Plan

Genesis has been selected by the Aruban government's Ministry of Integration, Infrastructure, and Environment to develop a Spatial Master Plan for the Ringweg 3 Corridor. Ringweg 3 will ultimately be a 4-lane roadway that will extend from Queen Beatrix International Airport to Aruba's principal hotel and ...
2013-02-28

Helping NAIOP with Economic Development

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (www.naioptb.org), held its 2nd annual Tampa Bus Tour on February 28th, 2013. The tour was an afternoon of networking and information exchange with some of Tampa Bay's top commercial real estate and economic development professionals and deal makers. Attendees toured key ...
2013-02-11

National Study Cites Genesis' Capital Cascades Trail Project

Genesis’ Capital Cascades Trail project was featured as a case study by the New York City Soil & Water Conservation District in a study they prepared for The Nature Conservancy, entitled Greening Vacant Lots: Planning and Implementation Strategies. The resulting report details how "Storm water and vacant lots are ...
2012-11-28

Genesis Wins NAOIP Best of the Best Engineering Firm Award

Last night, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) had their 30th Annual Tampa Bay's "Best of the Best" Award Ceremony. In addition to recognizing various categories such as "Best Developer", which was won by our client Highwoods Properties, and "Best Industrial Project", etc.. NAIOP also recognizes ...
2012-11-16

Xero Gravity Extreme Sports Resorts Selects Genesis

We are pleased to announce that Xero Gravity Extreme Sports Resorts has selected Genesis to be part of their multi-faceted Extreme Sports Amusement Park in Orlando, Florida which includes a 200 room upscale hotel with a variety of exciting adventurous activities. Genesis is excited to be a part ...
2012-09-18

Genesis Selected for Florida LambdaRail Expansion to Bay County

Genesis has been selected to assist with expansion of the Florida LambdaRail network into Bay County.  The Florida LambdaRail, a regional network, is a public-private partnership which maintains a high speed broadband fiber optic network backbone throughout the state, connecting universities, military bases and research facilities in Pensacola, Jacksonville ...
2012-06-16

Bicycle Lovers Push for Central Florida Loop - Genesis Helps

The Orlando Sentinel had an article on June 6th, 2012 discussing effort that the Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation (FGTF.org) has undertaken the task of connecting the trails in central Florida to create a 250-mile loop to be caleld the Heart of Florida Greenway Loop: Bicycle lovers push for 250-mile Central ...
2012-05-15

Genesis Wins Two Contracts with FDOT District 3!

Genesis is proud to announce the recent win of not one, but two FDOT-District Three Continuing Service Contracts. On April 19, Genesis was notified that we were selected for the Districtwide Minor Design Contract. This contract could consist of miscellaneous road design projects, intersection improvements, road resurfacing, sidewalk enhancements, signalization, ...
2012-04-13

Restitch Tampa Winners!

Genesis is proud to announce that the urban redesign for Downtown Tampa submitted by the international design team led by Luis Mola of Mola + Winkelmueller Architekten GmbH BDA,  of which Genesis was a member, was chosen as one of three winning designs for the [re]stitch Tampa Design Competition.  Our ...
2012-01-30

Genesis and World Fiber Join Forces for Regional Transportation Project

Genesis and World Fiber Technologies Join Forces to Design a Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC) and ITS System for the City of Tallahassee In October 2011, The Genesis/World Fiber team was awarded the contract to design/build the new telecommunications infrastructure, freeway management system and RTMC. The design will ...
2011-12-07

NAIOP Recognizes Genesis for Outstanding Rehabilitation Project

At the 2011 Best of the Best Awards, held on December 7th, 2011, the Tampa Bay chapter of NAIOP awarded Genesis' Independence Park project the Outstanding Rehab - Private Sector award. Independence Park was initially developed in 1983 for Johnson and Johnson, but had since fallen into vacancy.  Genesis' client, ...
2011-11-11

Opening Day at Veterans Memorial Park

Opening ceremonies were held today for the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial at Hillsborough County's Veteran's Memorial Park. The event was very well attended by both Veterans from many eras as well as their loved ones and the grateful public they served. This is the first of what will be a series ...
2011-10-12

Giving a Hand at Veterans Memorial Park

On Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2011 the Vietnam Veterans of America along with Hillsborough County will dedicate the new Hillsborough County Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial at the newly renovated Hillsborough County Veteran’s Park. Genesis Group donated Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture services for the Vietnam Memorial. The memorial will consist ...
2011-10-11

HCC SouthShore - Genesis Project in the News

Genesis provided site master planning services for the LEED Certified Hillsborough Coummunity College SouthShore campus featured in the article in 83 Degrees. The HCC SouthShore campus is operating currently at almost four times the original anticipated capacity. Scheduling classes on weekends, bringing in numerous portable ...
2011-09-26

Genesis in the Community - Hope Community Center Groundbreaking

On September 21st Genesis, along with many other volunteers and partners, attended the groundbreaking event at the Big Bend Homeless Coalition's HOPE Community Center for Phase One of the new PLAYscape children’s playground. HOPE Community provides a temporary living facility for families and individuals with the ...
2011-08-31

Gaines Street Phase I Completed with a Bang!

Genesis and the City of Tallahassee are proud to announce the completion of Gaines Street Phase I, Monroe Street to Macomb Street. In celebration the city sponsored a block party Friday, August 26, 2011. Gaines Street Phase I, a transformation project that began back in 2006. The construction of ...
2011-07-15

Bruce Kaschyk to Present at 2011 Florida ASLA Cconference

Genesis' own Bruce Kaschyk, AICP will be speaking at the 2011 Florida ASLA Conference being held in The Breakers Palm Beach in beautiful South Florida July 14, 2011 through July 16, 2011. Bruce will be joined by Kyle A. Mowitz, CEO of the Development company.   Energy and the ...
2011-07-12

Genesis Awarded Civil Engineering Contract for Amelia Island Plantation Hotel and Conference Center

TRT Holdings, in conjunction with HKS, Inc., has awarded Genesis a Civil Engineering Services Contract in the efforts of adding a new wing to the OMNI AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER HKS, Incorporated a world renowned Architectural firm has designed the new wing of the existing ...
2011-06-27

Landscaping for the I-10 Interchange at Thomasville Road, Tallahassee-FL

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA ─ The Genesis Tallahassee and Tampa offices combined resources to complete a design for landscaping portions of Raymond Diehl Road, Thomasville Road, Capital Circle NE and the ramps, mainline and stormwater ponds of I-10 within the area of this complex interchange. This is a highly visible project and ...
2011-04-22

The Planning Commission Gives Sustainability Award to IREP Project

Genesis is proud to announce that the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission has selected our Infinitus Renewable Energy Park (IREP) project for their Sustainability Award at the 29th Annual Community Design Awards Program On April 21st 2011 The Planning Commission will present The 29th Annual Community Design Awards Program. Winning ...
2011-04-09

Capital Cascades Park Site Visit

Tallahassee, Florida -- Genesis hosted a "construction in motion" field trip of Capital Cascade Park on Saturday, April 9th to a group of up and coming engineering students from the FAMU/FSU School of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering class. The group was a combination of 10 students, Professor Kamal ...
2011-03-31

Two Genesis Projects in Florida Trend, April 2011

The Economic Yearbook section of the April 2011 edition of Florida Trend magazine features two Genesis projects, Capital Cascades Park and the Gaines Street Revitalization project. The construction of Capital Cascade Park and Gaines Street Revitalization Project is proceeding forward at a quick pace. Both projects were designed by ...
2011-03-18

Genesis Project Wins TBRPC Going Green Award

Genesis is proud to announce that the Tampa Bay Region Planning Council (TBRPC) has selected our Infinitus Renewable Energy Park (IREP) project for the 2010 Going Green! Award. The Infinitus Renewable Energy Park (IREP) is an approved large scale Renewable Energy Production, Industrial and Research project being developed ...
2011-02-14

Genesis to Present at 2011 ASLA-GA Tri-State Conference

G. Brian Wheeler, RLA, CNU and Louise B. Ambrose, Esq. will be giving a presentation entitled "Sustainability in Design, Development and Community Retrofit" at the 2011 ASLA Tri-State Conference. Sustainability in Design, Development and Community Retrofit examines innovative bio‐technologies with practical applications in the landscape architecture and planning industries ...
2010-11-10

Genesis' HCC Ybor Student Services Building Receives LEED Gold Certification

Genesis is pleased to announce that the Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Ybor Student Services Building project received LEED Gold Certification in November 2010. Genesis provided site design, permitting, construction, and LEED services. Site related credits received included: Development Density & Community Connectivity Alternative ...
2010-11-05

New "Mega Ramps" at Earle May Boat Basin Park, Bainbridge, GA.

It was with much community anticipation that the Earle May Mega Ramp was opened on October 6, 2010. Genesis Group is proud to have assisted the City of Bainbridge and their stakeholders with this community development. November 5, 2010 -- TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA ― With funding from the Georgia Department ...
2010-11-01

Announcing Completion of the Downtown Bainbridge, Georgia Phase II Streetscape Project

Designed by Genesis Group and constructed by JCI General Contractors, this $600,000 (approximately) revitalization project of downtown Bainbridge will greatly encourage economic growth to the central business district while preserving the character and aesthetic value of the downtown area. November 1, 2010 - TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA - Genesis ...
2010-07-28

Genesis Celebrates the Construction Start of Gaines Street Corridor

Genesis Group celebrates as construction activities begin on pedestrian friendly destination in Tallahassee’s downtown Gaines Street Corridor. Tallahassee, FL (June 21, 2010) – Genesis Group recently completed design services associated with the first installment of enhancements to Tallahassee’s Gaines Street Corridor. As part of a $10 million CRA effort, ...
2010-06-30

Infinitus Renewable Energy Park in the News

The Infinitus Renewable Energy Park project was again featured in the St. Petersburg Times in an interesting article by Hilary Lehman, detailing the development group, Imperium Development, the client responsible for this Genesis Group project. Developer Kyle Mowitz goes where grass is greenest: clean energy market By ...
2010-06-29

2010 Best In Construction Award-Interstate Category, Given to PB Americas/ Genesis CEI Services Team

The Florida Transportation Builders' Association (FTBA) has awarded PB Americas / Genesis CE&I Services Team with a 2010 Best in Construction Award for our work on the Interstate 275 (I-275) work in Hillsborough County, FL. The award will be presented at the convention by FDOT Secretary Stephanie Kopelousos. ...
2010-06-28

2010 Best In Construction Award - Urban Category, Given to Genesis CEI Services

The Florida Transportation Builders' Association (FTBA) has awarded Genesis CE&I Services with a 2010 Best in Construction Award for our Crestview Office's work on the State Road 83 (SR-83) work in Walton County, FL. The award will be presented at the convention by FDOT Secretary Stephanie Kopelousos. From ...
2010-06-15

Bruce Kaschyk to Present at West Coast CCIM

Bruce Kaschyk, AICP is scheduled to present on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at the West Coast Florida District of the CCIM Institute's next meeting. Bruce's presentation is entitled: Clean Energy, Clean Food, Clean Water, Clean Jobs: Infinitus Renewable Energy Park Infinitus Renewable Energy Park (IREP) is a proposed ...
2010-04-22

Happy Earth Day 2010

Now in our 23rd year of providing sustainable and environmentally responsible engineering , urban design, and landscape architecture services for the citizens of Florida, Genesis would like to wish everyone a Happy Earth Day. Our team of LEED AP certified Engineers, Landscape Architects, and Planners have a long history of ...
2010-04-06

Genesis Giving Three Presentations for the 2010 Florida Green, Energy, & Climate Conference

Genesis Group will be well represented at this year's Florida Green, Energy, & Climate Conference, being held on May 25th & 26th at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Three of our staff, Bruce Kaschyk, G. Brian Wheeler, and Louise Ambrose will be making presentations at this event. This ...
2010-02-25

Genesis Wins 2009 APWA Award!

Genesis Group was honored today by the Big Bend Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) with the 2009 Project of the Year Award in the Multi-Function Category. The award was directly related to the Bond Community Neighborhood Enhancement Project in southwest Tallahassee. The community includes twelve streets, ...
2010-02-19

2010 Outstanding Planning Award Goes to Genesis Group Comp. Plan

The Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association has chosen Horizon 2025: The Baldwin County Comprehensive Plan to receive the 2010 Outstanding Planning Award for a Comprehensive Plan! "Baldwin County is an outstanding place to live and work and now we have an award-winning plan to help us continue ...
2010-01-18

North Florida Wildlife Sanctuary Receives Amenity Upgrades

Tallahassee, FL - Continuing its long standing commitment to support public conservation through enhancement of Florida's natural environment, Genesis Group recently assisted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in developing infrastructures within the Guana River Wildlife Management Area. Located only a few miles from St. Augustine, Florida, this ...
2010-01-11

"Paradise Found" In 73,000+ Acre Southwest Florida Oasis

Babcock Ranch Preserve offers the public a unique opportunity to experience Florida’s best in nature-based recreation. Tallahassee, FL (Jan 11, 2010) - Genesis Group, under contract with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and in cooperation with Babcock Ranch Management Partners, recently completed development of a Recreation Master ...
2009-12-09

Mission San Luis Grand Opening - Tallahassee, FL

Since 1983, The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources has undertaken the archeological investigation and restoration of Mission San Luis (Mission), a 17th Century Spanish Mission. A National Historic Landmark, the Mission is considered to be one of Florida’s most important cultural assets. The restoration and development of ...
2009-12-07

Florida Main Street Program Selects Genesis Group

Genesis Group was recently selected as a consultant to the Florida Main Street Program for the following categories: Market Analysis Property Development Writing/Rewriting Comprehensive Plans, Zoning Codes, and other Redevelopment-Supportative Ordinances Signage System Design Transportation Planning Urban Design Genesis Group will serve as a consultant ...
2009-07-30

Public Information Meeting for Lakeview Drive Flood Mitigation Project

Genesis Group is assisting the Leon County Public Works Department in holding a public information meeting for residents, local business owners, land owners, and the general public interested in the Lakeview Drive Flood Mitigation project Genesis has been working on for the county. For more information or to comment ...
2009-06-18

57th Annual FPZA Conference in Tampa

The Florida Planning and Zoning Association (FPZA) held its 57th Annual State Conference in Tampa, June 10-13, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. This years conference was hosted by the Suncoast Section of FPZA and chaired by Robyn Cole of our Genesis Group Tampa Office. The conference theme was ...
2009-06-15

Babcock Ranch Preserve - Public Information Meetings

Genesis Group will be hosting public information meetings regarding the Babcock Ranch Preserve Draft Recreation Plan in Port Charlotte, FL and Ft. Meyers FL on June 17th and 18th, 2009 respectively. The full text of the Draft Recreation Plan for Babcock Ranch Preserve as well as other pertinent information ...
2009-05-07

Bainbridge Partial Update chosen as Good Example

The Partial Update that Genesis Group did for the City of Bainbridge has been listed on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website as a "Good Plan Example"! The PQG staff reveiwed all City plans and highlighted good examples of how to address Local Planning Requirements for specific components. ...
2009-05-05

Brian Wheeler to present at the 2009 Florida APA Conference

Brian Wheeler, RLA, CNU, of the Jacksonville office, in conjunction with Cliff Duch, AIA of Cronk Duch Architecture, was selected to present at the 2009 Florida APA conference in downtown Jacksonville September 17th at 9:30 a.m. Their presentation is titled "Bringing the Future to Main Street". Incorporating new recognized green ...
2009-04-03

Brian Wheeler to present at 2009 Florida Florida Main Street Conference

Brian Wheeler, RLA, CNU, of the Jacksonville office, in conjunction with Cliff Duch of Cronk Duch Architecture was selected to present at the 2009 Florida Florida Main Street Conference in Melborne, FL on September 16th at 11 a.m. ...
2009-02-09

Mike Munson, P.E. Becomes LEED AP Certified

Congratulations to Mike Munson, P.E. on passing his LEED AP exam and becoming yet another in Genesis Group's growing ranks of LEED certified APs. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the ...
2009-02-05

Genesis Wins APWA Award!

Genesis was honored today by the Big Bend Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA) with the 2008 Project of the Year Award in the Performance category. Major components of the project included: Construction plans and contract documents to reconstruct 1.75 miles of Orange Avenue from ...
2008-12-22

David Fleeman, P.E. - Our Newest LEED AP!

Congratulations to David Fleeman, P.E. on passing his LEED AP exam and becoming yet another in Genesis Group's growing ranks of LEED certified APs. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the ...
2008-12-17

Mike Munson Passes P.E. Exam

Mike Munson of Genesis Group's Jacksonville office has passed his Florida Professional Engineer examination. Please congratulate Mike as he joins Genesis's growing cadre of licensed Professional Engineers. Great Job Mike! ...
2008-11-11

Marcus Carnagie Design Chosen for Veterans Memorial Park

Genesis's proposed design for the Veteran's Memorial Park in St. Marys, GA has officially been selected as the winning design! The City of St. Marys held a design competition for the Veteran's Memorial Park that was open the public and any interested parties. Genesis submitted a design board which ...
2008-10-31

Genesis Designed Park Gets National Recognition From EPA

The City of Tallahassee, Florida has been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) first ever "Excellence in Site Reuse" Award for its Capital Cascades Park. Genesis was the lead designer for this park as part of a 5,146 acre Capital Cascade Trail Master Plan project. From the ...
2008-10-08

Genesis Presents at the 2008 WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas

G. Brian Wheeler, RLA, CNU and Louise Ambrose, Esq. presented at the 2008 WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on "Microbial Soil and Water Inoculants: The Future of Water Resource Management". ...
2008-09-12

Genesis Presents at the 2008 Florida APA Conference

Genesis Group was well represented at the 2008 Florida APA conference in Miami by their Jacksonville staff. Dawn Sonneborn, AICP presented "Implementing Private Sector Funded Transit Based Mitigation", and G. Brian Wheeler, RLA, CNU and Louise Ambrose, Esq. presented "Florida's First DRI - 25 Years Later vs. Georiga's First ...
2008-09-05

Genesis Group is pleased to announce that we will be providing LEED services for IDI’s 301 Business Center project located in the east Tampa/Interstate 75 industrial corridor. John Powell, P.E., LEED AP, is the Genesis project manager for this project, which along with IDI’s Madison Industrial Park project would be ...
2008-07-25

Genesis LEEDs On!

Genesis Group Tampa office is pleased to provide civil engineering services for the 60,000 SF Hillsborough Community College Ybor Campus Student Services Building located in the Ybor City area of Tampa, Florida. The project is being designed to meet LEED standards and will be submitted for LEED certification. Genesis Group ...
2008-07-16

G. Brian Wheeler Presents at Environmental Permitting School

G. Brian Wheeler, RLA, CNU presented "Microbial Soil and Water Inoculants: The Future of Water Resource Management" at the 22nd Annual Environmental Permitting School in Marco Island, FL. on 7/16/2008 7/-18/2008 ...
2008-06-17

Genesis Nominated for Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

Genesis Group has been nominated for a 2008 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, which recognizes exceptional support from the employer community for members of our military and is the highest such honor given by the government. Featured in article in the Tallahassee Democrat regarding this nomination are ...
2007-10-04

Genesis Project: Poster Child for Greenways and Trails Month 2007

On September 25th 2007, Governor Charlie Crist declared that October 2007 be observed as Florida Greenways and Trails Month. Florida Greenways and Trails Month is designed to focus attention on Florida’s greenways and trails, involve Floridians in creating and using these great natural resources, and encourage partnerships that ...
2007-08-06

In the News: eSuites Modifies Permit for New Site

From the Florida Times-Union "Projects in the Pipeline", August6th, 2007: eSuites modifies permit for new site Jacksonville eSuites LLC submitted an Environmental Resource Permit application to the St. Johns River Water Management District for the upscale, boutique concept hotel, eSuites Hotel, to be constructed on Bonneval Road near Butler ...
2007-05-30

Genesis Donates Engineering for Ball Field for Children with Disabilities

A Miracle League is on the Way May 30Ball Field for Children with Disabilities will be Constructed - Children with disabilities will soon have the opportunity to play baseball just like every other child in the Big Bend area, thanks to collaboration between the County and City governments and ...
2007-05-16

Joe Martin's Photography Chosen for City of Largo Art Exhibit

Joe Martin (Tampa) recently had two of his photographs selected to be displayed in a photography exhibition entitled "Florida's Heritage, Lands and Inhabitants". The show is being held at the City of Largo's "Art Gallery" for the month of May. See here for more ...
2007-05-07

In the News: eSuites in New Area Market

From the Florida Times-Union "Projects in the Pipeline", May 7th, 2007: eSuites checks in to area market Plans to open an eSuites, a new hotel flag, in Jacksonville and three other cities look more concrete. Jacksonville eSuites LLC, last month, applied to build an eight-story, 224-room hotel on ...
2007-03-02

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Project in Progress

LEED Certification Experience: Genesis Group is pleased to announce their involvement in providing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) services for the new 43,000 square foot Community Center for the City of Dunedin, Pinellas County, Florida.  Design of a LEED certified project can provide cost savings over the ...
2007-02-07

Whitepaper - Affordable Housing: A Report of the Association of Florida Community Developers

G. Brian Wheeler Executive Vice-President, of the Genesis Group Jacksonville , FL office, recently acted as a Contributing Editor for a report on affordable housing entitled: Affordable Housing: A Report of the Association of Florida Community Developers This and other informative pieces can be found on our Whitepapers ...
2007-01-29

Project Announcement: Capital Circle Southeast

Genesis Group and Sandco, Inc. were awarded the design-build project for the 2.5 mile reconstruction of Capital Circle Southeast from a 2-lane roadway into a 6-lane urban facility with sidewalks and bike lanes. Genesis Group will lead the design efforts with support from the following subconsultants: EGS (MBE-environmental), Mehta & ...
2006-11-21

City of Bainbridge, GA Posts Master Plan for Public Viewing

The City of Bainbridge currently manages 1.5 miles of waterfront along the south bank of the Flint River. Their objective is to develop a Master Plan that will optimize connectivity between the Central Business District and these Flint River properties; providing expanded recreation opportunities and related economic growth to ...
2006-09-29

Genesis Wins Small Business of the Year - 2006

At an evening Gala event attended by over a thousand of Tampa's creme de la creme of business, big and small , Genesis Group was presented with the 2006 Small Business of the Year Award for the 51 to 250 employee category by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce This ...
2006-08-18

Genesis Group Annouces New Georgia Office

Genesis is pleased to announce the opening of a project office in Thomasville, Georgia, located on Dawson Street in the historic district. This office will offer civil engineering, site design, traffic design, transportation planning, land planning, and landscape architecture consulting services for our Georgia projects. Shane R. Watson, ...
2006-07-31

Small Business of the Year Finalist

After conducting personal interviews with representatives of each of the Semi-Finalists, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce has selected Genesis Group as a Finalist for the 2006 Small Business of the Year Award! The 26th Annual Small Business of the Year Award Banquet will be held on Friday September ...
2006-07-19

Project Announcement: Mandalay Apartments

Genesis has been awarded a Site and Civil Engineering contract by PAC Land Development Corp. for the design of a site development plan to construct 364 apartment units in Winter Park, FL. This project includes obtaining a concurrency certificate to revise the development from single family condominium and commercial to ...
2006-07-01

Lad Hawkins Honored for Outstanding Service and Leadership

Lad Hawkins (lft) and Mayor John Peyton (rt). Murray "Lad" Hawkins rcently received an award for Outstanding Service and Leadership from the mayor of Arlington, FL, John Peyton, at the 11th annual Mayor's Neighborhood Summit. Lad's award stems from his volunteer work with neighborhood associations as well as regional civic ...
2006-06-30

Project Announcement -Triple J Supply Site

Wentworth Building Corp. has awarded Genesis a contract for Land Planning services associated with development of a commercial center on 12 acres in Thomasville, GA which includes a mini storage business, supply and retail space. ...
2006-06-21

Genesis named Small Business of the Year semi-finalist!

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce has selected Genesis as a semi-finalist for the 2006 Small Business of the Year Award. ...
2006-05-22

Project Announcement: Jonesville Fields of Dreams Soccer Complex

Genesis was selected by the Gainesville Soccer Alliance (GSA) to design their vision of a 30 acre, six field, soccer complex. The complex is the first phase of the County owned Jonesville Park located off CR 241 in Gainesville. For many years, the soccer complex has been an idea of ...
2006-04-24

Project Announcement: Fire Tower Site Survey

Genesis has been selected by St. Joe Towns and Resorts to complete a Boundary and Wetland Delineation Survey for a 205 acre site located on St. James Island in Franklin County, Florida. The property is located on both sides of US 98 and includes property that is occupied by an ...
2006-04-19

Mission San Luis Visitor Center

Genesis has been providing professional planning, surveying, engineering, and landscape architectural services for the Mission San Luis de Apalachee for nearly ten (10) years. The Visitor Center will be located adjacent to the existing parking area and will serve as the entry point to the historic site. Genesis will ...
2006-04-13

Project Announcement: Shores of Santa Rosa County CDD, Phase 1

Genesis has been awarded a contract for the first phase of a multi-phase project for a 100 acre multi-use development in Santa Rosa County, FL. The first phase will be 120 residential lots followed by Marina Condos and a Village Tract. Infrastructure will be funded via the Shores of Santa ...
2006-04-13

Walton County adopts Genesis Group's Land Development Code Change Recommendation

On February 14, 2006, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt Genesis Group's recommendations to modify language in Chapter 3 of the Land Development Code (LDC) to accommodate new transportation concurrency review procedures. Genesis Group will continue their work with Walton County to implement the ...
2006-04-12

Project Announcement: Mandalay Florida

Mandalay Florida is a proposed Single Family Residential and commercial development in central Tallahassee, FL on the site of the abandoned Sunland Hospital. The residential portion, Mandalay Bay, is proposed to be 33 up-scale single family homes and the commercial portion, Mandalay Square, is proposed to contain 160,000 SF of ...
2006-04-11

Project Announcement: Flint River Basin Connectivity and Riverfront Master Plan

The City of Bainbridge hired Genesis to guide them through a visioning process and creation of a master plan aimed at connectivity linkages between the city's central business district and city properties along the Flint River. Other opportunities for the city include developing commercial and recreational possibilities for this ...
2006-04-01

Project Announcement: FDOT CADD Maintenance

This project with the Florida Department of Transportation is a three year contract for the creation and maintenance of cell libraries and other MicroStation V8 support and resource files for the FDOT2004 CADD software. Genesis has been working with the Department on CADD updates since 1998. Just a few ...
2006-03-21

FDOT/Bay County ITS Project Update

The FDOT and the Bay County Traffic Engineering Department are working to reduce the traffic congestion and travel time in the Panama City area by upgrading and expanding traffic signal controls at every intersection and adding closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at critical intersections. This project is to build an ...
2006-03-06

New Whitepaper - New Urbanism: Dream or Reality?

Mark Klone, of the Genesis Jacksonville , FL office, has graciously allowed us to provide his masters thesis paper detailing the case study of several next-generation New Urbanism-designed communties, to clients and students of New Urbanism alike via the Internet. Mark's paper, entitled "New Urbanism: Dream or Reality?", can ...
2006-03-03

Shane Watson wins First Place in Highland Games Weight Toss

Shane Watson is a senior designer in the Genesis Tallahassee office and recently began competing in Highland Games competitions. He competes in the novice, (”C”) class. The following are the awards he has won: 2/11/2006: Tallahassee Highland Games and Celtic Festival (Tallahassee, Florida) 1st Place - ...
2006-03-01

Turbocor Plant Groundbreaking on a Fast Track

Genesis was hired by Sperry Construction October 20, 2005 for the site development of an air conditioning manufacturing plant, Turbocor, which headquarters are based in Montreal, Canada. Genesis had only one month to complete the site plan and environmental permitting for the new manufacturing building and R&D headquarters in this ...
2006-02-14

Walton County Revised Traffic Concurrency Procedures

On February 14, 2006, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt Genesis' recommendations to modify language in Chapter 3 of the Land Development Code to accommodate new transportation concurrency review procedures. The adoption of the new ordinance language ended a nine-month study by the Genesis to ...
2006-02-10

Project Announcement: Taylor County Energy Center

Genesis was selected by Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. to prepare trip generation and traffic distribution to be included as part of the FDEP site certification application (SCA) and provide coordination text amendment to DCA. ...
2006-02-06

New trail offers peek at birds

Genesis was hired by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to locate placement for Great Birding Trail signs throughout the North, West and East counties of Florida as well as work with the counties for the maintenance of the signs. Quoted from: February 6, 2006, ...
2006-02-06

Project Announcement: Village Inn

Genesis' Tallahasse office has been awarded a conceptual design project for a Village Inn restaurant by Michael Titze Company, Inc. This project will consist of a conceptual design for a 5,000 square foot casual dining restaurant on a northeast portion of the currently developed 8.7 acre Elks Club site ...
2006-02-06

Project Announcement: Ghazvini Subdivision

Genesis was hired by Premier Design and Construction for this new development of a 300 lot single family residential subdivision on 80 acres in Leon County, Florida. Services we will provide include surveying, engineering, permitting, stormwater, and utilities for this new subdivision. ...
2006-02-02

Mission San Luis Reconstruction Project Begins

Mission San Luis is the site of a 16th century Spanish Mission thought to be the first settlement in the Big Bend area. Along with continuing archaeological research, the State is reconstructing the Mission site as it would have existed around the turn of the 17th century. The current project ...
2006-01-25

New Whitepaper by Mark Llewellyn and Lad Hawkins now available

A new whitepaper entitled "Right Of Way Acquisition and Access Management Issues In Florida" has been added to the Whitepapers section of the site. ...
2006-01-23

Project Announcement: Select Medical Office Buildings

Genesis has been selected by Lauth Property Group to prepare a Limited Partition Subdivision to create the parcels on which two 60,000 square foot medical office buildings will be located and will obtain concurrency, site plan, and environmental permits for the proposed improvements. The project is located on Surgeon's Drive ...
2005-12-05

Capital Cascade Trail, Segment 2

Tallahassee, Florida Genesis was selected to complete the design and permitting for Segment 2 of the Capital Cascade Trail project. Capital Cascade Trail Segment 2 has been envisioned as the "Central Park" for the City of Tallahassee. Genesis completed the Master Plan for the entire 4.5 mile length of the ...
2005-11-10

Genesis Helps Valdosta Engineering Dept. Win State Honors

Genesis, Tallahassee Traffic Engineering Department designed the Traffic Management Center (TMC), fiber optic network and performed the construction inspection for the City of Valdosta Engineering Department. The City of Valdosta recently received an honored award for their new transportation technologies implemented to provide for their city's growth. ...