JFK High School St. Josephs Church LOCATION Somers, NY SIZE 53 acre
The Master Plan for John F. Kennedy Catholic High School includes the addition of a second gymnasium, and the relocation of baseball, softball and soccer fields. The parcel was al so re‐planned to include a new 800 seat church, daily mass chapel, parish center, rectory, administrative office space, and accessory parking, storm water, sanitary structures and utility connections.
Expansion of softball field into a baseball field required retaining walls to create a level field. The wall in the vicinity of the pond required additional testing to confirm stability of the soil. Smaller landscape block units were used for economy.
A new soccer field was built on a tight parcel of land, near the property line and the NYC water supply reservoir. Besides retaining the soil, the wall also creates a landscaped swale as a primary water quality treatment practice.