THE COMMONS at BOYSON PARK
Hall and Hall Engineers provided Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture and Survey services for this 3.2 Acre Row House development. Careful consideration was taken during the land planning stage to carefully place improvements in such a manner to preserve specimen trees.
The small development footprint contained 40 dwelling units while still maintaining 43% greenspace on the parcel. The lower level of the 3 story structures contained parking space for the dwellings.
Site challenges included grading of site to accommodate the sizeable Row House footprints while blending with neighboring properties, directing rain water to a treatment area and limiting grading and construction activities near trees to be preserved to ensure healthy growing conditions after site improvements were complete.
Co-op Residential (65 units)
This project included early stage site selection, rezoning and site design through construction administration and survey staking. This site was geographically challenging with over 20 feet of elevation change between the north and south boundaries and three sides of right-of-way frontage.
The final constructed product is 65-unit owner occupied multi-family development, 40 foot wide rock drainage swale to facilitate large volumes of drainage through the site, underground parking with wood-shop, walking path with benches and multiple retaining walls. Site challenges for included existing utility reconstruction, screening single-family residential housing along the adjacent properties, over-sized building re-zoning and site constrictions for required parking.
OAKHILL JACKSON URBAN INFILL
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA: 2012
Hall and Hall Engineers worked with Novak Design and Hatch Development to provide landscape architecture and civil design services for the first two new multi-family affordable housing residences in response to the 2008 floods.
Site design included underground parking, storm water management, utilities, mass grading and overall site development planning.
Open space areas of the site are planted with native species to help promote awareness and education of prairie species and their benefits. A urban garden will provide water quality detention and slowly inflitrate urban run-off back into the soil. A key component of the design was incorporating flood proofing. The lower floor housed garages and storage areas, and living spaces were elevated out of the flood hazard area.