The City of Gladstone desired to develop vacant property next to the City Hall for a functional community gathering space designed to provide a facility to host activities that could be enjoyed by the community. PEI prepared surveying and civil engineering design for the project, which included design of a performance shelter, amphitheater, and park area plaza that can be turned into an ice skating rink, parking lot, utilities, platting and retaining walls. The site was especially challenging due to steep grades that were overcome in the project design and coordination with a new development immediately adjacent to the project site. This project was selected as one of the Urban Land Institute Kansas City 2014 award winners.
PEI was asked by the City of Leawood to be the lead consultant on this project. PEI prepared design surveys and site-civil construction documents for the phased improvements of a 10 acre park. Design and construction improvements included site grading, utility extensions, 4,050 linear feet of walking-bicycle trails, pond and re-circulating wadie water feature, facility, shelter houses, concrete parking lot, decorative lighting, landscaping and irrigation. In addition to the surveying and civil-site work, PEI coordinated the architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, water feature, landscape and irrigation designs. The project was on an accelerated timeline, so to meet the City’s schedule PEI packaged the project into two phases. This allowed for site and utility construction work to begin, while designs for landscaping, re-circulating wadie and artwork were being finalized.
Tomahawk Creek Trail
This existing park trail located along a steep hillside adjacent to existing residential properties was experiencing slope failures that cause portions of the trail to slip down the hillside. PEI prepared an engineering solution including secant pile walls, gravity block retaining walls, stream bank restoration, and storm drainage improvements to repair the damaged section of trail and upgrade the existing trail pavement to new concrete.
Parks & Trails
DeAnna Rose Farmstead
Overland Park, KS
The Farmstead is a 12-acre park located at 138th Street and Switzer in Overland Park, Kansas. It has almost 200 farm animals and birds of prey, vegetable and flower gardens, a one-room country schoolhouse, a dairy barn, an old time fishing pond, horse drawn wagon rides, pony rides and more.
PEI was retained by the City of Overland Park to prepare construction plans for multiple projects at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. The projects have been implemented over several years and include construction of a new dairy barn, a new entrance building, utility records mapping, parking lot expansion, utility extensions and associated permitting work. PEI performed much of this work with the City’s design architect, Steve Palmer of Nevius Sering Palmer Architecture.
St. Andrew's Golf Course 6 Hole Relocation
Overland Park, KS
PEI prepared a 240 acre boundary survey, floodplain modeling, FEMA and CORPs permitting for stream work, construction plans for a new entrance road to clubhouse, box culvert, golf course comfort station utility designs, four pedestrian bridges, a low water crossing, erosion control, cost estimates and construction services. PEI started design in February 2007, and this project was under construction in June 2007 and the new course opened to the public in November 2007. Key challenges included coordination of utilities and obtaining local, state and federal permits in time and keeping the project on its accelerated schedule. PEI also performed on-call construction observation of the site improvements for the City of Overland Park.