The"64 Acres" site was once a trailer park that the U.S. Forest Service wanted to return to a more natural setting. Our job was to design and oversee construction of a new recreational facility that would not only be functional but beautiful. The site also had to be designed with flood and erosion control in mind to protect the scenic and environmental quality of the adjacent Truckee River.
Date of completion: 2015
This project involved three main sections of sewer maintained by the Tahoe City Public Utility District in the Alpine Peaks area of the west shore were in need of repair and replacement. The high altitude, steep terrain, and depth of existing lines made this project challenging, but interesting. AEC was able to provide background investigation, surveys, civil engineering design, and construction phase services for this project. Approval processing, funding support, and bid phase services were also provided for the Client.
Date of completion: Current
Schaffer’s Mill is a 475-acre planned development located in Martis Valley, east of Truckee, California. AEC was retained to design and develop improvement plans for the amenity parcels consisting of a clubhouse, restaurant, cart barn and sales center, and a parking lot with 123 spaces. Site amenities included tennis courts, pool, and sport court with separated restrooms. In addition, AEC has provided Construction Documents and Final Maps including field surveys, easement descriptions, utility, roadway, and lot layout, drainage, and construction phase/staking services for golf maintenance facilities, development of 109+ townhomes and over 100 custom lots.
Date of completion: 2015
The Lake Forest Public Boat Launch is operated by the Tahoe City Public Utility District. The project was to replace the existing ramp and restore it to its original elevations. Sediment accumulation and deterioration have resulted in structural failure of the ramp. AEC was the prime consultant providing overall coordination for the rehabilitation project. Services included design and regulatory permitting for the replacement and widening of the boat ramp in accordance with the California Department of Boating and Waterways’ design standards, and dredging of lake access to the previous dredged elevation of 6219’ to enable boat operation at lower lake levels.
Date of completion: 2008
This project consisted of ground control and aerial mapping for over 2,200 acres of ranch land for planning of future wastewater conveyance and storage facilities. Deliverables included #D, 2D and DTM mapping files in AutoCAD format on a horizontal datum NAD83 and vertical datum NGVD29, as well as digital color ortho-photography at 0.25-foot pixel.AEC was contracted to map the project area consisting of 2,200 acres.
Date of completion: 2012
Relocation of the downtown Tahoe City Fire Station to a 20,000 square foot public safety center. The largest challenge of this project was in siting the development to avoid the stream environment zone and wetlands that surround it. Also important, is the development of a stormwater management plan that is acceptable to the TRPA and Lahontan, which provides treatment of runoff at reasonable cost.
Date of completion: 2016
Measures E and U are General Obligation Bonds that were approved by voters in November of 2014. Since that time, a great deal of work has been underway for the district's facility upgrade projects. AEC provided civil engineering design services for Glenshire School addition, which included: reconfiguring the parking lot; improving bus drop off and access to improve safety and efficiency, providing frontage improvements; dry and wet utility relocation; and stormwater drainage improvements. The new improved design elements improved circulation and qualified the project for the Safe Routes to School program in the Town of Truckee.
Date of completion: 2003
The project included a complete refurbishment of the park area. This involved upgrading the playground to meet current safety standards; relocation of the restroom building to a more accessible location; reconstructing the sewer pump station and force main; highway streetscape improvements including removal of existing boardwalk and railing, installation of a depressed walkway surfaced with concrete pavers and cable railing. Beach improvements included placement of 12,000 cubic feet of imported sand in former grassed areas. Shoreline stabilization was necessary to protect the beach, and a dynamic rock revetment was designed to mimic natural conditions. Other work included restoration and stabilization of the steep slopes and existing foot trail, providing ADA access to restrooms, interpretive displays of Tahoe history, a picnic terrace area and overlook areas, and a reconstructed parking area with advanced stormwater BMP’s due to proximity to Lake Tahoe.
Date of completion: 2000
AEC provided surveying services for the Highway 267 Northstar Right Turn Lane for Northstar-at-Tahoe constructed in the Fall 2000. The project required the surveying, permitting, and civil design of a right turn lane from State Highway 267 onto Northstar Drive. AEC provided coordination with Placer County and Caltrans in the preparation of plans for work within both agencies' right-of-way. AEC staff completed project surveys, a legal description and plat for an offer of dedication to Caltrans, civil design and final as-built plans.
Date of completion: 2015
Complete design services for a sewer line repair in high altitude, over steep terrain where the sewer line is located up to 20 feet deep. Special attention was needed to ensure worker shoring and safety during construction. AEC completed Construction Phase services for the project.