The Fountains

cedar rapids, ia

The 19.3-acre commercial project entailed initial site layout, preliminary design, and rezoning, final design and construction administration. Design challenges included planning and screening of an adjacent residential neighborhood, extensive utility coordination, a limited right-of-way frontage, and a wet stormwater pond with a fountain.

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The project features six mixed-use office buildings, a pond and fountain, two restaurants overlooking the pond, and a clock tower standing in a traffic circle.

Services Provided

  • Preliminary Site Design and Layout
  • Preliminary Platting
  • Legal Land Description
  • Re-zoning and Site Plan Approval Processes
  • Boundary Survey and Final Platting
  • Civil Engineering Layout
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Staking
  • Stormwater Management


cedar rapids, ia

Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) provided the design, survey and engineering for Geonetric’s headquarters in Cedar Rapids’ southeast New Bo neighborhood. The new three-story commercial/office building sits upon reclaimed land of an abandoned industrial site hit hard by the 2008 Cedar Rapids flood.

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Geonetric is a cutting-edge marketing company for a not-so-new industry (healthcare), and desired a cutting-edge design that is also inspired by established aesthetics and solutions. HHE was able to successfully meld all these factors into the final design.
Located in the one-hundred-year floodplain, special engineering solutions were needed to minimize future flood damage. The solutions included raising the finished floor elevation and unique site grading that reduces offsite runoff impact. These solutions were tested during the 2016 Cedar Rapids flood, with minimal cleanup and minor impact to the tenants proving worth of the solutions.


CEdar rapis, ia

Hall & Hall Engineers provided creative and ecological solutions for Wendy’s Hamburgers on 42nd NE in Cedar Rapids. The project comprised the demolition of two existing restaurants, the design and construction of a new standalone restaurant, and solutions reducing the environmental impact of a conventional fast-food establishment.

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Native landscaping, rain gardens, and stormwater BMP’s are instrumental to this. Wendy’s benefited from these innovative solutions by reduced watering needs for the landscaping, use of infiltration practices reducing run-off, and increased aesthetics.

Services Provided

  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Construction Administration
  • Survey Staking

Project Features

  • Stormwater Best Management Practices
  • Native Vegetation
  • Rain-gardens
  • Reduced environmental impact compared with conventional fast -food establishments


Hiawatha, ia

The New Dave Wright Nissan-Subaru dealership project involved many moving parts in relocating it from its old, under-sized location to a new Hiawatha home. The project required a competent, efficient, and talented engineering firm balancing engineering of the site with the client’s needs and budget.

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The client retained Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE), local to Hiawatha, to process the necessary entitlements with the city, oversee design, construction documents, and construction administration of the new dealership. HHE proved capable of providing creative solutions for stormwater detention through the use of underground storage chambers, while at the same time providing the spacial needs and circulation that are critical for the operations of a successful automotive dealership.

Services Provided

  • Preliminary Site Design and Civil Engineering Layout
  • Preliminary and Final Platting
  • Legal Land Description and Boundary Survey
  • Re-zoning and Site Plan Approval Processes
  • Construction Staking and Administration
  • Stormwater Management Solutions
  • 3-D Graphics and Presentation Material



Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) designed, surveyed, and created construction documents for Rick O’Brien’s commercial development in Center Point, Iowa. The 1.35-acre project was a development of an open field located on Center Point’s main thoroughfare.

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Development of previous agricultural site posed a challenge to maintain the pre-development rate of site runoff. HHE’s design utilized BMP’s, including on-site stormwater storage, bio cells and rain gardens with native vegetation, to satisfy both the city and client stormwater concerns. Though these solutions are not wholly unique, their use in a small Midwest commercial development in the is unique, giving it a singular advantage over other contemporary developments. This site is another example of Hall & Hall’s superior engineering solutions.


  • Biocells and Raingarden to treat stormwater & reduce runoff
  • Native & salt-tolerant vegetation-reducing maintenance & ensuring longevity of project


cedar rapids, iowa area

Hy-Vee, Inc. retained Hall & Hall Engineers (HHE) to provide design services for several Hy-Vee supermarkets within the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area.  Some of these projects included the outlot gas stations and convenience stores, too.

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Cedar Rapids-area Hy-Vee stores designed and engineered by HHE:

  •  Edgewood Dr. NE store
  • Mt. Vernon Rd. SE store
  • Oakland Rd. NE store & convenience store/gas station
  • Wilson Ave. SE gas station


marion, ia

Hall & Hall Engineers provided innovative engineering, design, and landscape architecture solutions to transform a former used car lot in Marion, IA into a premier coffee shop. Located along the city’s main redeveloped commercial corridor of 7th Avenue a cutting-edge design was required to set a standard for future commercial redevelopments in and along the corridor.

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Coupled with the stormwater engineering solutions, a native landscape plan is utilized throughout the project, and in turn the site requires less maintenance than a conventional fast-food restaurant saving the client time and money.

Project Features

  • Native landscape plan
  • Reduced site runoff
  • Infill commercial redevelopment



Hall & Hall Engineers was retained for the design and engineering of a new infill mixed-used commercial building in the heart of Cedar Rapids’ booming New Bohemia neighborhood. The new four-story building is home to the local food eatery, Pig & Porter, and the cutting-edge pop-culture clothing apparel store, RAYGUN, as well as two-stories of residential living space.

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Similar to many parcels within New Bo, this site also sits in the one-hundred-year floodplain and necessitated innovative engineering solutions including raising the finished floor elevation above the one-hundred-year flood elevation, various stormwater BMP’s, and small site urban grading solutions that reduce the offsite impact from storm runoff.