The Cattail Lake Subdivision consists of over 40 acres dedicated to single-family, multi-family and townhome development. Peaks to Plains Design served as the project landscape architect. Cattail Lake, which was formally a gravel pit, provides for recreational activities, including fishing, and aesthetics. To attract tenants to the project, Peaks to Plains Design enhanced the lake by designing a hand boat launch area and a dock along with parking and picnic facilities. The Cattail Creek corridor is enhanced with recreational trails, benches and unprogrammed open space.
Since 2006 Peaks to Plains Design was been a part of a design team to develop Montana’s first “lifestyle” commercial center in Bozeman, Montana. Known as “The Bozeman Gateway,” the project encompasses 72 acres of land area as a commercial planned unit development. It includes mixed use retail/office/entertainment and hotel development parcels. Peaks to Plains Design has continued the design of multiple phases, including the non-motorized trail system in the MDT right-of-way, open space seating areas and specific design work for four of the commercial tenants currently in the development. A strategy for the development-wide irrigation system was developed and implemented for groundwater wells, non-potable water use, for open spaces.
Baxter Meadows is a Planned Unit Development (PUD) consisting of approximately 460 acres. Located in Bozeman, Montana this area was historically used for agricultural purposes for the production of hay and grain as well as an existing dairy farm. The development consists of medium density single family lots, with three additional large multi-family lots. The neighborhood park's existing natural features include two waterways. These wet areas have existing mature cottonwood trees that were saved and protection from construction. In addition, wetland mitigation and enhancement efforts have resulted in the planting of dogwoods, aspen and willow species.
The Gateway Vista Family Housing Project is a multi-family housing project located adjacent to the Y.W.C.A in Billings, Montana. Civil engineering services included site layout, grading improvements, retaining walls, utilities and storm water conveyance and detention design. Landscape architecture services included a low maintenance plant palette, efficient irrigation system, patio layout and playground design.
Peaks to Plains Design has been an active team member on the Valley West subdivision for several years, and The Lakes at Valley West is the step for the subdivision. Peaks to Plains Design originally master planned The Lakes at Valley West in 2008.
In 2014, Peaks to Plains Design took Phases 1 and 2 through design development and into construction documentation. These phases focused on both park and open space areas, which included the subdivision’s entry monument, the playground, gravel trails, plazas, intersection corners and road medians. Additionally, we designed an extensive irrigation system for the park and open spaces, which included 3 wells, controllers and over 30 zones. The irrigation system used a decoder approach to significantly reduce the quantity of control wire needed.