Residential Projects

the SANCTUARY

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

The final design of The Sanctuary showcased Hall & Hall Engineer’s small site land development skills. The residential development sits across the street from Ellis Golf Course in Cedar Rapids, and its bucolic setting provides a unique respite for residents.

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All twenty-four homes front onto a quarter-acre stormwater management area space, and all have 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 & Hall Engineers (HHE) provided land planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture and survey services for The Commons, a 3.2-acre rowhouse development. HHE carefully considered the placement of improvements to preserve large specimen trees.

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The small site footprint contains forty dwelling units and still maintains 43% greenspace. Placing the garages on the ground floor preserved greenspace.

The site proved challenging in accommodating the sizeable rowhouse footprints, directing stormwater to a treatment area opposite limiting grading and construction activity impacts. HHE successfully managed the challenge.

Services Provided

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

Co-op Residential (65 units)

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

This 3.8-acre project spanned from early stage site selection, rezoning, and site design through construction. The rolling site challenged the engineers with over twenty-feet of elevation change between the north and south end of the parcel.

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Existing site challenges included utility reconstruction, screening adjacent single-family residential housing, over-sized building rezoning , and site constrictions limiting parking. Hall & Hall Engineers developed a design considering the above restrictions. Their final design incorporated sixty-five unit owner-occupied multi-family building, a rock-lined drainage swale, an underground parking garage with a wood-shop, walking trails with benches and many retaining walls.

Services Provided

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

OAKHILL JACKSON URBAN INFILL

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

Hall & Hall Engineers provided landscape architecture and civil design services for the first of two 1.1-acre new multi-family affordable housing residences after the 2008 flood. Site design included underground parking, stormwater management, utilities, mass grading and site development planning.

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Native species in the open space helped promote awareness and education of prairie species and their benefits. An urban garden provides water quality detention and slow infiltration of urban run-off back into the soil.

Another key component of the design was incorporating flood proofing. The design elevated the ground floor garages, storage areas, and living spaces 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. The proposed development shares a common lot line with the city’s disc golf course and overlooks the majestic Indian Creek green belt.

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Hall & Hall Engineers used low impact development techniques to minimize impacts to the existing wooded area. Coordination was vital to develop this lot which spans two municipalities and corporate boundaries.

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
  • Design Bidding
  • Construction Services
  • Stormwater Management

VILLAGE LOFTS

Cedar Rapids, IA

Hall & Hall Engineer’s designed, surveyed and created construction services this urban infill residential project. Located on 0.58 acres of grayfield in downtown Cedar Rapids, Village Lofts is a 12,600-SF four-story residential building.

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The resident’s parking garage sits below three stories of condominiums for young couples, singles, and retired empty-nester residents.

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