Our projects in "Civil Engineering" category

Bell Tower Office

The Bell Tower Office is a commercial 4 acre site in Meridian, Idaho. The parcel selected by FSONE Development is located within a quiet safe community with residential adjacency. A portion of the west side of the property has an existing trail and corridor planting which creates great curb appeal and pedestrian access to the development along Ten Mile Road. This was a project where a great amount of accuracy and attention to detail was needed as this will be the location of FSONE Developments new office. This is a mixed office / medical building. While working with the City of Meridian on the project, the parking requirements were very minimal. FOCUS through the direction of the client maximized on the greatest density of parking we could fit on site to help with the anticipation of many guests visiting the site for the services provided within the building. Around the building open space a seating area with picnic tables surrounded by a large suave of planting was provided to create a private place for the tenants to enjoy lunch or discuss business outdoors. A mixture of decorative river rock and planting with various textures were provided in the theme of the exterior spaces. The location of the site is one mile and in close proximity to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway, providing easy access from the main interstate in Meridian.

Latitude 96 Apartments

Latitude 96 development is located along east Ustick Road in Caldwell, Idaho. This 96 apartment development is located off of Ustick Road which has plans for a major widening of the main arterial road. The north portion of the property has a designated 25’ landscape buffer to enhance the main frontage along the road corridor. The developments main center core of the site provides amenities for all of the residents and includes: a 2,000 sf clubhouse, playground, pavilion and picnic tables, and open lawn space. The city and the client FSONE development both collectively agreed that providing 4 electric vehicle charging stations would be a great benefit for the growing users of electric vehicles. A variety of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs are proposed along the perimeter of the site to provide an enhanced planting buffer on site. The development is adjacent to many businesses and has great walkability and an 8’ wide trail throughout the development. There is one covered parking space allotted for each resident and provided parking for guests. The apartment units have a great variety of color and materials on the building facades that lend to a very aesthetic look. The planting palette chosen for the site compliments the building materials and creates a cohesive and appealing place to reside.

Residents at South Point Drainage Plan

FOCUS designed a storm water collection system & detention pond for Residents at Southpoint—a 34-acre, multiphase, mixed-use development in Draper consisting of townhomes, apartments, and retail shops. In order to streamline development, avoid storm drain concerns, and maximizing available space for subsequent phases of the project, FOCUS recommended a single regional pond serving the entire development be built as part of phase one. The pond is a half acre in size and holds 77,000 cubic feet of water. Once all phases are complete, the 36” storm drain mainline will be approximately 4,200 feet in length, which is about three-quarters of a mile.

Holbrook Farms Park

Holbrook Farms Community Park was developed in a collaborative effort with Ivory Development, Playground Consultants, and Lehi City, with the understanding that it will ultimately be dedicated to Lehi City. Several objectives helped drive the design, including the desire to provide a recreational landmark for the community, incorporating trails and recreational connectivity, and the use of non-traditional park landscaping, including native & meadow grass rather than exclusively turf sod. The design of the 33-acre park incorporates a single-direction, looping road to bring park visitors “into” the park and create a more immersive park experience, as well as intentional grading to create vertical interest and recreational opportunities, such as sledding and off-road cycling. FOCUS designed the irrigation plan with water efficiency and intentional storm-water management being of utmost importance.

Century Pinnacles Park

Century Pinnacles Park is a six-acre, public open space designed in conjunction with the Century Pinnacles subdivision in Eagle Mountain. The park boasts a core area of play elements and site furnishings organized in a compelling radial design. There are four secondary elements surrounding a large focal playground structure, including a pavilion, restroom, swingset, and zipline. Each element is intentionally placed in a way that compliments the radial pattern. These secondary elements are bordered by turf sod and formal shrub beds to create rhythm in the design and visual interest. As with many creative works, the initial park design was developed through a collaborative process using pens and trace paper and refinded over several months into the the final park design we have today. One challenge of this project was implementing the stormwater management system in a way that would be both functional and attractive. FOCUS also designed a comprehensive irrigation plan for the park.

Herriman Historic Park

FOCUS contracted with Herriman City to provide a design for a new city park that highlights the history of Herriman. Land development in Herriman continues at a rapid pace, and it was important to the city to set aside a property that could highlight aspects of its original history. The focal point of the park is a historic home from the late 1800’s, which is planned to be restored in conjunction with construction of the park. The FOCUS team worked closely with the city to provide conceptual designs and ideas consistent with the desires of the city and residents. Working within the constraints of topography, limited budget, historical elements, and public feedback, FOCUS was able to create a site layout and landscape design that is functional, historically sensitive, and meets the needs of the city and surrounding residents. FOCUS also designed a comprehensive irrigation plan for the park.

Holbrook Farms Drainage Plan

For the 900-acre master-planned community known as Holbrook Farms in Lehi City, FOCUS designed the storm drain system. This included two regional ponds for the entire development and trunkline system throughout all of the backbone roadways. The trunkline system included the design of 1.2 miles of a piped storm drain system, with 0.25 miles of 66” diameter pipe. The regional pond located just west of the Jordan River holds over 600,000 cubic feet of water, and required some wetlands mitigation and coordination with the state and county to discharge into the Jordan River.

Butterfield Creek

As part of the Hidden Oaks master planned development in Herriman City, FOCUS re-designed approximately 1.7 miles of Butterfield Creek to contain the 100 year flood plain with the creek. Due to farming operations and previous flooding, the creek was non-existent through the property, creating flooding potential and lack of control for historic flows. FOCUS designed a new open channel that would contain the 100 year flow throughout the site. The channel was designed with a low flow section for normal storm events and a high flow section for major events. The channel also included 4 culvert sections for future street crossings and 12 open-channel drop sections to manage channel velocity within the recommended range. FOCUS coordinated approval through the city, county, and state, and also assisted in gaining approval through FEMA.

Jones Ranch Drainage Plan

As part of Jones Ranch, a 592-acre master planned community located in West Jordan, FOCUS has been working hand in hand with West Jordan City public works and engineering to provide a conceptual drainage plan for the area. Jones Ranch is bisected east and west by approximately 1.8 miles of Barney’s Creek. FOCUS has worked with the city to provide a conceptual drainage design for the master planned development that includes some re-construction of Barney’s Creek, adding regional detention ponds, upgrading an existing regional pond to handle additional capacity, and coordination with state and county officials.

Challenger School

Challenger School tasked FOCUS with the survey and site civil engineering work for its 7.5-acre campus in Sandy, Utah. This included roadway design for UDOT along 700 East, and full site design, including circulation plans for student drop off, playground and field grading, utility design (storm drain, sewer, water, power, and gas), parking lot design, and sidewalk routing. The site’s significant slope, which falls 10 feet from east to west, presented challenges with storm water retention and ADA accessibility. The storm water outlet on 700 East was higher than the campus, so all storm water had to be retained on site. FOCUS utilized an underground storm water retention system to maximize the location of the building and playground. To ensure ADA accessibility, FOCUS designed an additional ramp to deal with the steep grade, and a raised, tabletop speedbump to maintain the sidewalk as an accessible route and to slow down traffic.