Land Development

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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Windermere Pointe Addition
Brookings, SD

Windermere Pointe Addition is a 50-acre Residential Development offering seventy (70) lots, 1/3 to 1/2 acre in size, on the southern edge of Brookings. The relationship and communication between Banner and the developer was essential to successfully master plan the existing pastureland into one of the premiere developments in Brookings. The integration of an existing wetland area into the development creates a tranquil ambiance; delivering the atmosphere of being away from the hustle and bustle of the City, yet still having quick access to everything the vigorous Brookings community has to offer

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