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SIERRA MEADOWS SENIOR HOUSING

PRIVATE CLIENT – VISALIA, CA


ABOUT

QK performed the civil and landscape architecture design, provided utility coordination, and managed the construction of Visalia’s new senior housing facility.

APPROACH

QK provided the design for civil improvements, landscaping, and irrigation while conducting construction staking and utility coordination services. To meet the needs of senior residents, the plan included lots of trees for shade, along with raised planters for community gardening and walkways that included gradual transitions to prevent trip hazards. The walks also connected to the adjacent dog park for easy access for residence. The design approach reduced the amount of turf by using larger planters with drought tolerant plants and passive landscaped Bio-Swales. The Bio-Swales captured a portion of the run-off to prevent having to pipe it to a city storm water system.

KEY ISSUES

This project required detailed plans for accessible housing, parking, landscape and irrigation, and outdoor recreation.

RESULTS

The Sierra Meadows Senior Housing facility was successfully completed.  Our design met LEED standards in the areas of storm water design, landscape design, and landscape water usage and in September 2010, the project was awarded a LEED Gold rating by the US Green Council.



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