Lakin Ranch

Client: Sunbelt Holdings

Community Design Studio

Lakin Ranch is the last remaining area zoned for major residential development in Avondale,…

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1200 acres

Project Details

Design Features

Recreation Center(s)
Organic Historic Preservation Center
Trail System
Drainage / Channel Design
Slope Challenges
Power Easement Enhancement

 

Lakin Ranch is the last remaining area zoned for major residential development in Avondale, Arizona. We conducted comprehensive amenities and circulation studies to assist the developer in land planning, and to determine the appropriate phasing and parcelization of this property. The community was created beneath the backdrop of the beautiful Estrella Mountain range, and designed to embody the historic, organic, and pastoral elements of the area. The design includes flexible open space and programming for adult and family-friendly activities within a relaxed, rural atmosphere.

Services Rendered

  • Master Planning
  • Open Space Master Planning
  • Signage Design/Master Planning
  • Trails Master Plan
  • Programming
  • Character and Theming
  • Cost Estimates

Goals & Constraints

Establish a community with an identity that reinforces the original history elements of the land.
Create diverse but connected series of trails and recreational programs for each phase of development that connect families and neighbors throughout the master plan.

Major Drainage Constraints
Historic Preservation Areas
Maricopa County Flood Control District Channels
Regional Gas Easement
APS/WAPA Power Line Easements
Large Power substation