Client Hartman Communities, Pemtom Land Company, D.R. Horton, and Ryland Homes
Location Victoria, Minnesota
Scope Multi-phased 188-acre site with 191 lots and a 5.4-acre park

Krey Lakes

Project Details

Westwood’s Role

  • Land Planning
  • Environmental, Wetland Delineation, Tree Inventory
  • ALTA Survey, Construction Staking
  • Civil Engineering; Site Design, Traffic, Construction
  • Landscape Architecture

Overview

This 188-acre site with 191 lots and a 5.4-acre park was developed in seven phases over several years. Westwood's multidisciplinary approach to this large site involved a land plan that balanced critical wetlands, significant topography, circulation patterns, shoreland restrictions, tree preservation, wetlands preservation, and mitigating impacts on adjacent land owners while maximizing the development value and preserving the natural features that made this land special.

Successful Design and Approvals amid Economic Challenges

This site was bound by wetlands, lakes, a state highway, existing homes, and a pipeline that ran through the middle of the project. When the recession hit halfway into the project, Westwood assisted the owner in redesigning the project to make it work economically by minimizing grading, infrastructure, and adding lots. Westwood's multidisciplinary team replanned, reengineered, and regained city approval which was vital to the project.

The project included extending municipal services, building a lift station, extending the gravity main to the lift station to connect with the city, and directional boring 1200 feet of watermain under Krey Lakes.

Cost Saving Solutions

Westwood assisted the client in saving development costs by redesigning the project to reduce the infrastructure costs, adding lots, and working with both the city and the client for a win-win.