CFS seeks to develop safe, viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that promote sustainable environments for living, working and playing. Working with communities, we strive to improve the quality of life for its residents through public transit, walkable environments, and sustainable practice recommendations. We ensure that all members of the community are involved and represented in decision making processes. As site planners, transportation engineers, landscape architects and community planners, we work with communities to understand the challenges, set community goals, generate community choices, develop alternative scenarios, and document recommendations with master plans or implementable design guidelines.
Field Operations Facility
The City of Lawrence Municipal Services & Operations Department (MSO) hired the Dake|Wells/CFS Team to complete architectural and engineering services to master plan their new Field Operations Facility. The intent of the project is to consolidate and relocate 12 MSO Departments & Field Operations staff which includes Solid Waste, Streets, Stormwater, Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, Central Maintenance Garage, Facilities, Traffic, Household Hazardous Waste, Inspections, Forestry, and Horticulture to this new site.
Currently, the City operates 50 facilities throughout Lawrence and 18 maintenance-oriented facilities. Many of the facilities do not support the current demand for service and have limited potential for improvement or expansion.
With the Master plan in place, the next steps of the project are entitlements and design. The centralized campus plan will minimize duplication of facilities, improve resource sharing and functionality, improve storage and security, and leverage scarce resources through a multi-phased approach.
CFS worked under Dake|Wells architecture to complete the master planning of the project. CFS’ scope included surveying, geotechnical exploration, traffic study, verifying farmland remediation requirements, determining infrastructure needs, cost estimating, public engagement and conceptual layout planning of the site for the facilities and expansion.
Kauffman Facility Site Master Plan
The City of Springfield currently owns a 200-acre parcel adjacent to their wastewater treatment plant, although separated by James River Freeway (a MoDOT controlled highway – Route 60.) The Department of Environmental Services is interested in utilizing a portion of the property for various offices and facilities to support their long-term mission. The CFSE / BRP Partnership team was hired to help program the Environmental Services space to best serve the department needs but additionally protect the viability of the unprogrammed space. CFS led the effort to develop a master plan that creates a connected Environmental Services campus – exploring a new underpass through James River Freeway to provide ease of access to the treatment plant.
The remaining unprogrammed space was analyzed for its highest and best use based on current and foreseeable market trends. Concept plans were developed incorporating a roadway network, utility infrastructure, open space, future land uses, and pedestrian connections utilizing the existing Greenway Trail that meanders along the west and south side of the site.
CFS led the team - collaborating with BRP Architects and National Valuation Services. CFS was responsible for project management, traffic analysis, stakeholder engagement, agency workshops, development plan creation, preparation of cost estimates, and preparing the final report.