Lagoon grading for manure storage & transfer system

Municipal Corporate Park

The Project

Sterling Ponds Corporate Park is a City owned Light Industrial/Business Park located on the north side of the City limits adjacent to S.T.H. “35” & the Chapman Dr./Radio Rd. interchange.  The park contains 89 acres with lots ranging in size from 2 to 21 acres. Sterling Ponds Corporate Park, Phase 1, City of River Falls, WI

The Challenge

The park is located adjacent to an existing residential subdivision, therefore extra consideration to the local residents was required throughout the planning, design, and construction of this project. Approximately 4,800 acres drain onto and through this site, which required the realignment and construction of a 2,700’ long 60’ wide drainage channel and the installation of a 144’ long 24’ wide twin cell box culvert. Floodplain establishment, FEMA Mapping revisions, and stormwater management including 4 new stormwater ponds & 2 new infiltration basins were incorporated into the project design. High ground water created challenges for not only the stormwater management design but also for the installation of the deep sanitary sewer trunk line that was required to be installed through this project to serve future city growth to the northwest. Existing wetlands located adjacent to and downstream of the project. Coordination with the design & construction of the adjacent WisDOT Interchange of S.T.H. “35” & Chapman Dr./Radio Rd was required.

The Solution

A site layout was accomplished maximizing the lands use for development while incorporating the stringent and unique stormwater management requirements for this area. Sensitivity to the neighboring residential development was also incorporated into the overall site plan. Coordination and communication with local residents was required for temporary water service shut-downs in addition to temporary road detours. Multiple permits and approvals were required from the City, Wisconsin DNR, and FEMA. Special considerations for adjacent wetlands downstream from the project were incorporated into the design, erosion control plan, and construction practices throughout the construction phase of the project. Coordination with small utility providers was required for not only Phase 1 of the project but also for the future phases. Preliminary design was required for the remaining phases of the overall development.


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