The County of Grande Point aimed to make Clairmont Lake the key feature of its new 20,000-resident community. While in a desirable location, the shallow lake was inundated by sediment and needed restoration in order to make it an accessible attraction for future residents. Our team led the planning engagement process and design, resulting in a revitalized lake with reduced sediment and rejuvenated fish population due to an aeration system that was incorporated into the overall trail system improvements around the lake. By creating recreational areas around the previously unwelcoming water conditions, our design met development needs while also improving the overall health of the lake.
An engagement process with varying stakeholders led to development of a multi-purpose trail system around the lake, with some points extending into the lake.
The design included opportunities for a variety of recreational uses, as well as opportunities for future event programming. Included in the design were two portable wharfs to accommodate non-motorized water vehicles, educational signage, public artwork, an off-leash dog park and community garden that was designed to integrate with the surrounding planned and existing communities.
The final report included estimated construction costs, construction phasing and recommendations on how the plan could be funded by development levies associated with the future build out of the new community.