Hudson Lake Ranches, Okeechobee County, Florida
HSW prepared the site development plans for this 1,200 acre community in Okeechobee County. The design incorporated existing wetland areas, lakes, 5-10 acre lots and a scenic bridal path into the final site layout. HSW completed the site design, hydrologic modeling, permitting services and preparation of construction drawings for the community roads, lakes, and surface water management facilities. HSW also designed the ingress/egress road connection to State Highway 98, meeting the requirements of the South Florida Water Management District, Okeechobee County, and the Florida Department of Transportation. Water quality was important for this project which necessitated design of an alum injection system to treat stormwater leaving the site. The design was completed on time and within budget.