Project Description:

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.