|- geotechnical soils investigation||- PUD landscape entitlement|
|- soils analysis||- landscape design|
|- foundation recommendations||- bidding assistance|
|- construction materials testing||- construction observation|
Mirasol Phase I is a 14 acre Senior Living Community developed as a part of an overall 25 acre Master Planned Development. The first phase of development included a 49-unit apartment building, 55 attached/detached single- family residences and a 5000 square foot community center. Landmark’s responsibilities included providing field survey services, geotechnical soils investigation and foundation recommendations, materials testing, and the design of the phase I landscape for all public and private open space areas. Landmark’s services also included assisting in the submittal and processing of the PUD entitlement documents and preparing phase I building permit construction document landscape plans. As the Landscape Architect of record Landmark was responsible for the coordination of the landscape and irrigation system in order to produce an attractive, cost effective, water wise landscape that would enhance the building architecture and site design, while at the same time providing for ease of maintenance and operation.
The objective of the landscape design is to create a landscape design that will complement and enhance the proposed architecture and design features of the Mirasol Community. The overall design theme is to establish a landscape with a southwestern flair. To accomplish this, xeriscape plant varieties are proposed to be utilized throughout the development. These plantings will include regionally appropriate plant material such as ornamental grasses, street tree plantings, tree lawns, ground covers and naturalistic types of plantings. A community garden is also proposed to be located in the north east corner of the project to provide a common area for Mirasol residents to garden and to interact with other residents. Landscape areas are proposed to be fully irrigated with an automatic irrigation system and drip irrigation will be utilized in all shrub bed planting areas. All landscape areas are proposed to be maintained by a common homeowners association.