Our projects in "Land Planning" category

Hidden Oaks

Hidden Oaks is a master planned community adjacent to Butterfield Canyon comprised of 823 homes. FOCUS was involved with the master planning, which included the realignment of Butterfield Creek, and has done design work on all phases of the project. The site includes a small valley with steep slopes on both ends of the valley where it connects with other parts of the development. This topography posed design challenges with storm drain and earthworks. FOCUS engineers teamed up with outside water resource engineers to model the creek realignment, which enabled them to provide a storm drain design that didn’t require extensive earthworks costs.

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.

Anderson Farms Park

The 10-acre park located in the Anderson Farms community in Lindon provides an amenity rich open space for nearby residents. City involvement throughout the design process ensured that Lindon City Parks Department was provided with a park to meet the city’s specific needs. With a large pavilion, playground, pickleball courts, basketball courts, play fields, picnic shelters, and a walking trail, the park provides recreation and fitness opportunities for a range of abilities and preferences. An existing constraint that, by necessity, influenced the design is an overhead power line with multiple poles. The power corridor couldn’t be ignored and ended up becoming a design opportunity which helped provide framework for the design. FOCUS also designed a comprehensive irrigation plan for the park.

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.

Brandon Park Open Space Park

Designed in collaboration with both Edge Homes and Eagle Mountain City, this 12-acre park features pickleball and basketball courts, a hammock grove, soccer fields, walking trails, playgrounds, and other popular park amenities. Accommodating a large stormwater management system for the surrounding neighborhood within the park was one of the main design challenges. The FOCUS team, working in conjunction with Edge Homes and Eagle Mountain City, designed a system that accomplished the drainage needs without limiting the park’s recreational space.

Arrival

As FOCUS engineers developed the storm drain and flood control master plan for the community, they recognized the soils would prove challenging for locating septic tanks. FOCUS worked with Eagle Mountain City to address drainage requirements while configuring the best project layout to meet ordinances. By collaborating closely with the geotechnical engineer to identify site-specific conditions, lot layouts were adjusted to meet local and State Health code requirements.

Ivory Ridge

This master-planned community encompasses 366 acres and features a diverse selection of residential product types. Located on the east side of Lehi, Ivory Ridge offers easy access to the freeway and stunning mountain views.

Madison Parkway Office Building

The office building is located on a busy corner of State Route 151 that was undergoing a significant amount of improvement. Focus Engineering & Surveying carried out site civil and structural engineering services in conjunction with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) road widening and asphalt project.