Case study | Surveying
16-1067.00 Creekside Heights Development – Surveying
The Lincoln Group, Inc.
The Lincoln Group, Inc.
Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC (KEG) was hired by The Lincoln Group, Inc. to provide the planning, civil engineering, environmental coordination and documentation, and land surveying for the development of a 256 mixed-use housing project. The Creekside Heights development is located at Highway 61 and 159th Street North, Hugo, Minnesota. The developer of this project tasked KEG with developing the 256 individual home sites that would also include streets, trails, parks, waterways, and a fishing pier.
KEG’s surveyors initially prepared a boundary and topographic survey of the property. Once completed, KEG prepared a conceptual layout of the project based on the client’s vision and meeting the requirements of the various agencies involved. KEG then prepared the preliminary documents per the City of Hugo requirements which included, an existing condition survey, preliminary plat, preliminary grading plan, preliminary street and utility construction plans, phasing plan, wetland mitigation plan, shoreland area plan, preliminary landscaping, a lighting plan, and a floodplain area plan.
KEG worked closely with the City and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) in the design of a round-about at the intersection of Highway 61 and 159th Street North.
In addition, KEG drafted the waterway permit application for the USACE St. Paul District. This included a mitigation plan to compensate for impacts to wetland habitat on the development site. The primary goal of the wetland mitigation plan was to create high-quality wetland communities of the same types as those impacted by the project. The goal of the mitigation plan was to replace the wetland types in-kind to the degree practicable in order to replace lost wetland functions and values. Approximately 1.73 acres of wetland will be created in upland areas adjacent to existing on-site wetlands. Created wetlands will be constructed concurrently with the subdivision project timeline. Created wetlands will expand the footprint of existing on-site wetlands and be designed to function similarly to the existing wetlands. Permanent Conservation Easements will be prepared and recorded to cover the wetland restoration and associated buffer areas and remaining existing on-site wetlands within one year after starting the restoration activities at the site.
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