White Fox Landing

Clarion, IA | Housing

Overview

ISG designed a stormwater retention basin for a 24-acre property that enabled the land to serve as the site for a new housing development.


Opportunity

Through strategic civil design strategies, the City of Clarion was able to take a property with long-standing issues and make it a viable living community.

Solution

The City of Clarion was in dire need of additional housing options but lacked quality land for new development. There was, however, a 24-acre property that had long been overlooked due to the site’s less than desirable ground quality, troublesome flooding history, and lack of existing utility infrastructure. The City was able to identify a solution that addressed the site’s existing challenges and introduced an amenity not yet found in the community: a stormwater retention basin. This strategy took a nuisance and turned it into a functional landscape feature for the City, as the basin now captures stormwater run-off and adds a dynamic retreat near the development.


Market News

To prevent floods, remove nitrate

January 17, 2020 – The largest wetland project undertaken by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship sits east of Storm Lake waiting for spring to come so it can perform its duty. It was built last summer not only to prevent flooding, but to remove nitrate from primarily tile-drained land in five Buena Vista County drainage districts.
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Nationally Recognized Design and Engineering Firm, ISG, Announces CEO and Leadership Adjustments

January 14, 2020 – Building on 2020 goals and market strategy, ISG, a nationally recognized architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, recently formalized a proactive plan with respect to its CEO and firm leadership positions. The firm’s Board of Directors formally approved and appointed Lynn Bruns as CEO, David Doxtad as President, Derek Johnson as Executive Vice President, and Chad Surprenant as Chief Strategy Officer (formerly CEO|President).
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