Land Development

Timberline Addition
Brookings, SD

Timberline Addition is a large, 260 acre development on the west side of Brookings. The development contains mostly single family homes with a limited number of twinshomes. The area contains one of the highest points in Brookings and offers spectacular views of the Big Sioux River valley. Lots in the development range from affordable to high end executive style.
The most recent phase of development includes 80 acres of new housing with 42 lots being dedicated to affordable housing with funding provided by a TIF. Banner has provided design engineering, topographic surveying, bidding, construction staking, and part time construction observation services for Moriarty Enterprises for many years and numerous projects.

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Prairie Hills Development
Brookings, SD

Banner has been involved in the design of Prairie Hills Addition since its inception in 2008. This master planned development contains a mixture of single family homes, twin homes, an apartment building, and commercial space. When fully built out, the development will include approximately 150 single family lots ranging from affordable to high end. Prairie Hills also includes “The Landing”, a 46 unit twin home community. The development contains many amenities including a community building for the twin home association, shared common areas, two large ponds, natural wetland areas, and a trail system.

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Bridges at Beresford
Beresford, SD

Banner assisted the City of Beresford with planning and design of the multi-phase housing development project surrounding the Bridges at Beresford Development. The development added 32 residential lots located adjacent to the Bridges Golf Course. The project included street construction, water, sanitary, and storm sewer expansion and site grading. 

PHASE 1:  Site and utility development for twenty-one (21) lots
PHASE 2:  Site and utility development for thirty-two (32) lots
PHASE 3: Site and utility development for three (3) lots along with design of a ditch/channel crossing.  

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Wildlife Estates Development
Clear Lake, SD

Deuel Area Development, Inc. (DADi) is a volunteer organization of local residents who work to spur economic development in Deuel County. Several years ago, this organization conducted a community assessment that showed Clear Lake was in need of various forms of housing. The development corporation asked Banner to study a potential property to determine it's feasibility as a residential development. Upon completion of the study, Banner used our expertise in land development to complete a subdivision layout to optimize the land use and provide residential lots that have all the infrastructure in place for new homes. DADi applied for and was a recipient of a USDA REDLG funding package that allowed the plan to become a reality. Banner assisted DADi through the zoning process, completed plans and specifications, solicited bids, and provided construction administration services. Banner also assisted DADi in developing covenants for their development to ensure new properties maintain property values within the development. In the end, DADi is proud to offer 16 lots for sale for both single family and multi-family homes.

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Dakota Nature Park
Brookings, SD

Metamorphosing from garbage dump to a new park, the Dakota Nature Park is located on a former city landfill site on the southern edge of Brookings city limits. During the time the site was a landfill, the City planted tree shelterbelts around the perimeter to prevent loose debris blowing from the wind, into the surrounding area. The city also mined gravel from the site to construct roads for the current landfill located north of Brookings. These excavated pits quickly filled with water from an underground aquifer. After the site was closed, nature reclaimed the area. Trees and grasses were re-established and local wildlife returned. Former City Parks & Recreation director Allyn Frerichs and his staff envisioned the idea to make this site a nature park.

Big Muddy Workshop, a landscape architectural design firm from Omaha NE, with assistance from Banner completed the master plan to develop parking, trails, shelters, and fishing areas for the 160-acre site. When funding was secured, Banner organized the project into six phases, which allowed construction to be performed at various locations without disturbing the entire site at one time. The phasing also gave the City ample time to observe the various improvements as it was constructed. The extra time gave the City and Banner's design team a chance to suggest and make improvements as the various projects were designed.

The improvements to the site include two miles of bike/walking trails incorporating recycled materials from existing asphalt and concrete streets, two paved parking lots with storm water detention ponds, picnic and shade structures using natural wood logs and green roofs, ADA accessible fishing docks, a weathered steel pedestrian bridge, a wood walkway through a wetland area using environmentally-friendly foundation system, and two ADA accessible restroom facilities.

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Research Park at South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD

Research Park and the Innovation Center are the product of SDSU Growth Partnership’s vision for a place where business, industry and research could come together to support each other and foster economic development. 

The Research Park Master Plan - Banner was involved with the conceptual plan of this Research Park from the beginning. Working with the SDSU Foundation, three (3) different sites were evaluated, eventually selecting the current site located on the northeast side of the SDSU campus and adjacent to Interstate 29.

Infrastructure Development Phase I and II – Design of the roadways and infrastructure throughout the Research Park was completed by Banner. The entrance road to the Research Park is an asphalt surfaced roadway with curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk and a grassed median. The concrete and landscaped roundabout included near the entrance was a new design concept to the Brookings area and has been well received. Banner’s hydrology department designed one retention and two detention ponds to account for the increased overland drainage on the entire campus. Banner worked with the SDSU Landscape Department and students to ensure that the retention pond at the main entrance into the Research Park had an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The water and sanitary sewer utilities were designed to meet City of Brookings design standards and the requirements of SDSU. Banner coordinated both utility designs with the City’s future plans to upgrade their utilities at a later date, including the extension of gravity sewer service to the site.

Innovation Center – The Innovation Center building located on the Research Park site houses 43,000 square feet of office space and is the hallmark of the development. Banner completed the civil/site design for the building, including the water and sanitary sewer utilities and design of the asphalt surfaced parking lots at the front and rear of the building with concrete curb and gutter and sidewalk.  The storm sewer system includes a storm water separator unit, which filters out the vehicle fluids and sediment from the parking lots prior to the storm water flowing into the retention pond.

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McKeever Vending Site Improvements
Brookings, SD

McKeever Vending is a full-line vending company that constructed a distribution facility in the Brookings area. They recently constructed a second building on their site to serve a variety of distribution trucks and to provide some rental opportunities. The site includes a recessed loading bay to accommodate a forklift inside the new facility, two loading bays that serve rear-loading or side-loading trucks, and one loading bay for rear-loading tractor trailers. Truck turning software was used to help layout the site and design the loading bays. The water distribution and sanitary collection system was designed with one street connection but separate services to sections of the building to allow for rental of these areas. This allows the City to meter water for each user and bill them separately. The site also includes a storm water detention pond system, control structure and parking lot for employees. 

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