Westwood Hills is a 77-lot subdivision in northwest Lawrence, Kansas. Designed to be constructed in phases, the 40-lot Phase I included approximately 2,200 lf of streets and 2,800 lf of sanitary sewer. Many of the streets include landscaped islands. The site's topography dictated the need for several detention/retention ponds. Landplan Engineering worked with the Client to transform these ponds into site amenities, giving the pond area park-like qualities. Two of the three ponds were designed for permanent water storage, with the downstream pond designed as a detention-only dry pond. The upstream pond includes a surrounding limestone rock wall and a stepped spillway, also constructed of limestone. Some of the limestone material excavated during the street construction was reused in the rock wall.
Community planning addresses master plans for developments such as subdivisions, retail and office centers, and industrial parks, as well as mixed-use combinations. Community planning sets themes and image for marketing purposes and for support of the intended lifestyle. Pedestrian access and connectivity along with landscape enhancement and preservation may be defined as well to contribute to the community's sustainability.
Community planning is at the core of Landplan's creation of distinctive communities in which to live, learn, work, and play. The firm is well known for its master planning of developments, some with build-out planned over decades. Community plans are designed and value engineered to provide communities that appreciate in value beyond the norm. Our Client's homebuyers as well as industrial occupants recognize the value added to their investment by locating in developments planned by Landplan. At Landplan, community planning is about neighborhood building, be it where you live or where you work.