This subdivision included the creation of 9 single family residential lots. The existing house on the property was retained on one of the new lots and the overall subdivision concept has maintained the half acre (gross) lot size in the neighborhood. In addition, our subdivision design also includes a concept that will interface with future development on the north side of 27th Avenue.
The site servicing included significant road upgrades as well as the construction of a new cul-de-sac bulb. The ultimate site grading was addressed through minimal retaining walls in order to address undeveloped neighboring properties. In addition, the development also required full storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main upgrades in order to service the current and future development. Tree preservation was a concern in this area and a significant number of trees were retained with covenants and unique building envelope designs.
The subject site is adjacent to the Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest Park (located on the east side of 144th Street) and also includes a greenbelt area located at the rear of the proposed lots (dedicated to the City as parkland). This greenbelt is in addition to the existing greenbelt that is running east to west and serves as a connection to the Sunnyside Areas Park for wildlife and pedestrian traffic.
This project required close interaction with the neighboring property owners in order to develop a concept that is consistent with the immediate and surrounding areas as well as ensuring proper interface with existing and future development.