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Commercial Development Site Design for The Compass

In 2018, WLC hired to provide preliminary commercial development site design, cost estimates, and support during on the Compass Development in east Casper. The developer purchased the property and contracted landscape architecture firm Russel+Mills to spearhead the site design. WLC contracted with Russell+Mills to provide civil design services. The design team went through several iterations to balance the number of building pads with the site development cost. The final site consisted of four building pads with a shared parking lot. The anchor for the site is a branch of Hilltop Bank. Water service is provided by an 8” waterline loop through the site. Each pad was provided with a 2” domestic service and a 4” fire service. City of Casper requirements dictated the need for onsite storm water detention. In addition to detaining runoff from this site, runoff from the Casper Orthopedic property, which WLC provided site design for in 2000, also had to be detained. The final design consists of two different types of detention systems. An earthen pond on the north side of the site provides detention for the Casper Orthopedic site. Detention for the Compass site consists of an underground detention system located in the parking lot with piping connected to the detention pond. The outlet of the pond consists of two large inlets that also act as an overflow for the ponds. Stormwater exits the property through a 30” pipe that discharges at the North-West corner of the site.