Residential Projects

the SANCTUARY

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Hall & Hall Engineer’s land development skills with small sites is showcased in this residential development across Zika Ave. NW from the Ellis Golf Course in Cedar Rapids’ southwest side.

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The bucolic setting of The Sanctuary provides as unique respite for residents. All twenty-four homes front onto The Sanctuary’s quarter-acre vegetated stormwater management area space and all provide vistas onto the verdant rolling hills of the adjacent golf course.

Services Provided

  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Construction Staking

commons at boyson park

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

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.

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The small development footprint contained 40 dwelling units while still maintaining 43% greenspace on the parcel. The lower level of the three-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.

Services Provided:

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

Co-op Residential (65 units)

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

This project included early stage site selection, rezoning and site design through construction administration and survey staking. This site was geographically challenging with over twenty feet of elevation change between the north and south boundaries and three sides of right-of-way frontage.

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The final constructed product is sixty-five-unit owner occupied multi-family development, forty-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.

Services Provided:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying (ALTA)
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Construction Staking

 

 

 

OAKHILL JACKSON URBAN INFILL

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

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.

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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. An 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.

Services Provided:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Staking

RESIDENCES at the PARK

MARION, IA

The Residences at the Park is a fifteen lot (thirty-unit) condominium development that borders Thomas Park in the city of Marion, IA. Hall & Hall Engineers used low impact development techniques to minimize impacts to the existing wooded area.

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The proposed development shares a common lot line with the city’s disc golf course and overlooks the majestic Indian Creek green belt.  Coordination was vital to develop this lot which spans two municipalities and corporate boundaries.

VILLAGE LOFTS

MARION, IA

Hall & Hall Engineer’s civil engineering expertise was utilized on the design, survey and construction services for this urban infill residential project. Located on 0.58 acres of greyfield land in downtown Cedar Rapids, Village Lofts, is a 12,600 SF residential four-story building.

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The first floor is the resident’s parking garage, with the three upper floors serving a homes for young couples, singles, and retired empty-nesters.

Onsite biocells and a rain garden provide a unique stormwater management solutions required of the limited site. These environmental elements capture rain and stormwater, they keep it on site, and reduce the amount of runoff from the development. In the end erosion, wear and tear, and maintenance are all minimized.