Petenwell Park Improvements | Adams County, WI

Black Hawk Fields

Client: The Heffron Company
Location: Roxbury, WI


The Heffron Company hired MSA to provide preliminary neighborhood design, comprehensive engineering services, and planning assistance to facilitate approvals at local, county, and state levels.

The Heffron Company hired MSA to provide preliminary neighborhood design, comprehensive engineering services, and planning assistance to facilitate approvals at local, county, and state levels.

The Heffron Company, led by Dan Heffron Sr., wished to develop a quality residential subdivision in the Town of Roxbury. Their vision, endorsed by the Town Plan Commission, was for a medium-density rural residential development utilizing half-acre to one-acre lots and maintaining open space for trails, recreation, and landscaped buffers. The desired density would be possible only through the use of shared septic systems. The 56 acres of available land abutted U.S. Highway 12 and County Highway Y, but only one access point would be allowed, to County Y. An existing residential neighborhood along the property’s west boundary was designed without basic stormwater management techniques and many of the properties abutting the Heffron’s land were frequently flooded by water from the field.

The Heffrons desired a set of design solutions that would:
  1. Handle wastewater effectively.
  2. Meet and exceed stormwater management standards, including solutions for the pre-existing off-site flooding problems.
  3. Provide a sense of quality and grace through open space preservation and landscape design.
The Heffron Company hired MSA to provide preliminary neighborhood design, comprehensive engineering services, and planning assistance to facilitate approvals at local, county, and state levels. Specific services included:
  • Preliminary neighborhood design, accounting for access constraints and stormwater handling needs.
  • Preliminary and final design of all roads, shared septic, and stormwater facilities.
  • Landscape design and planting plan, including detailed entry and park designs, plus a comprehensive maintenance program to ensure the success of rain garden and native prairie plantings.
  • Development of a stormwater management plan that features specialized techniques to reduce or eliminate pre-existing off-site flooding, and facilitation of approval through Dane County.
  • Development and submission of preliminary and final plat documents, and facilitation of approval, including a public open house presentation.

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