The site required extensive civil design, which included water, sewer, drainage, and dry utility infrastructure for the residential addition. Site grading and stormwater management was required to drain storm runoff away from the residence. The landscape plan for the area surrounding the residence consisted of the addition of landscaping ponds, wetlands, and an existing irrigation ditch. Project goals included the design of an aesthetically pleasing, yet geomorphically stable, irrigation ditch that incorporates in-channel rock structures and large woody debris to fix the historical degradation issues of the channel. The ditch would convey the property’s water right throughout a series of wetlands and three landscaping ponds.
RFE created a grading and drainage plan for the entire property, managed utility infrastructure, and completed the design for the irrigation ditch, the landscaping ponds, and wetlands.